The Franchise/DonkeyKong series has amassed a respectable [[CastHerd cast family]], RoguesGallery, and other supporting characters.

See also [[Characters/SuperMarioBros Mario]]'s and Characters/{{Wario}}'s casts, who both share a loosely defined universe with DK and company.


[[folder:The Kongs]]
Tropes associated with the entire Kong family:
* BigBadassFamily: Many, many members can throw down.
* ColorCodedCharacters:
** Donkey: Yellow (or Red in several games)
** Diddy: Red (or Blue in ''Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze'')
** Dixie: Pink
** Kiddy: Light Blue
** Tiny: Purple
** Lanky: Blue
** Chunky: Green
** Cranky: Yellow
* EternallyPearlyWhiteTeeth: Almost every Kong have these. Candy, Kiddy and Chunky don't have teeth (Kiddy is understandable, as he is a toddler, Chunky was incorrectly drawn with teeth in a comic and Candy does have teeth in the cartoon) and Wrinkly and Cranky wear dentures, though Wrinkly has not used any since her passing after ''[=DKC3=]''. Swanky's teeth make a distinct white twinkle when he shows them in ''[=DKC2=]''. DK and Diddy were given yellowish white teeth in ''Super Smash Bros. Brawl'', but they became their original white color in ''Super Smash Bros. for 3DS and Wii U''.
-->'''Wrinkly''': Memblesh. Mammble Schwerble. Sorry, Kongs, I've just had my new teeth fitted.
* EverythingsBetterWithMonkeys: [[LampshadeHanging With the occasional gorilla and ape]].
* SuddenAnatomy: By comparing some of Rare's artworks for the Kongs with Paon's, some Kongs get an extra finger or toe between games. Tiny not only got an extra finger on each hand, but also smaller blue eyes as well as eyelashes since her redesign, though only a single thick eyelash on each eye.
* TertiarySexualCharacteristics: With the exception of Wrinkly Kong, the female Kongs have long blonde hair.
* UncannyFamilyResemblance: Look closely; before Paon's [[ArtEvolution redesigns]], DK, Cranky, Swanky, Funky, and even Wrinkly were basically almost the same character model wearing different clothes.

!!Donkey Kong
->Debut: ''VideoGame/DonkeyKong''
->Voiced by (English): Soupy Sales (''WesternAnimation/SaturdaySupercade''), Gary Chalk (''WesternAnimation/CaptainNTheGameMaster''), Chris Sutherland (SNES games), Richard Yearwood (''WesternAnimation/DonkeyKongCountry''), Creator/CharlesMartinet (E3 1995), Grant Kirkhope (video games, 1999-2010)
->Voiced by (Japanese): Creator/KoichiYamadera (Japanese dubs for animated series), Takashi Nagasako (video games, 2004-present)
->Voiced by (Latin-American Spanish): Rubén Cerda (''WesternAnimation/DonkeyKongCountry'')

Donkey Kong ("DK" for short) is the grandson ([[DependingOnTheWriter or son]]) of Mario's original nemesis in [[VideoGame/DonkeyKong the game that bore his name]]. He's a big hulking ape with a penchant for tossing barrels and eating bananas. He's been pushed out of Mario's #1 spot by Bowser (and gotten [[VideoGame/DonkeyKongCountry his own video game series]]), but has again challenged the plucky plumber in the ''Mario vs. Donkey Kong'' games. According to ''VideoGame/DonkeyKongCountry'', the original Arcade Donkey Kong was actually his grandfather (now named "Cranky Kong"), and while this was disputed for a time, later games reconfirmed this.

* AccessoryWearingCartoonAnimal: Wears a necktie and nothing else.
* AnthropomorphicZigZag: DK's character can range between dumb animal and tough guy who happens to be an animal, depending on the game. In the ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBros'' series and his BonusBoss appearance in ''VideoGame/PunchOut'' (Wii), he walks and acts like a gorilla. In the ''VideoGame/DonkeyKongCountry'' games (both the original trilogy and ''[[VideoGame/DonkeyKongCountryReturns Returns]]''[=/=]''[[VideoGame/DonkeyKongCountryTropicalFreeze Tropical Freeze]]''), he shows more human-like intelligence, but still walks around on all fours like a typical gorilla. In the cartoon and ''VideoGame/DonkeyKong64'', he is bipedal and shows far more human-like mannerisms, though in ''[=DK64=]'' he stands on all fours when idle.
* AntiVillain: In his antagonist roles, such as ''Videogame/MarioVsDonkeyKong''. DK doesn't really have anything against Mario. He just has trouble controlling his impulses and Mario has to rein him in.
* BerserkButton: Mess with DK's precious banana hoard or his friends and see what happens to you. Here's a hint: it ''will'' be '''painful'''. '''''Very'' painful.'''
* BigDamnHeroes: During the end of ''[=DKC2=]'' he manages to get loose from the rope that K. Rool has tied him with, and [[spoiler:uppercuts K. Rool clear through the ceiling.]] In ''Mario Party 5'', rarely when a player lands on a Bowser Space, DK will appear and punch Bowser, stopping him from doing what he would normally do and makes Bowser leave with 10 or 20 coins from the player. His bio from ''Mario Party 2'' even stated that he thought he could beat Bowser in a fight.
* BigGood: In ''VideoGame/MarioParty 5'' through ''Mario Party 9'', he acts as an exact opposite of Bowser, having minigames where everyone always gets coins, and sometimes even gives stars to people. This is particularly shown in ''Mario Party 6'', were DK Spaces are on a board during the day, and Bowser Spaces replaces them at night. On [[OminousFloatingCastle Clockwork Castle]], DK walks around the board and gives stars during the day, while Bowser walks around and steals them at night.
* BlueAndOrangeMorality: If you live on his island, [[TheHero you can trust DK will have your back]]. In terms of ''absolutely everywhere else'', DK is the absolute giver of no cares for societal norms and will act on impulse without a second thought. Couple this with his absolute stubbornness, and he will play the villain ''just'' as easily as he might play the hero.
* BoisterousBruiser: He is very boisterous in ''Jungle Beat'', and it carries over to ''Donkey Kong Country Returns''.
* BreakingTheFourthWall: If you succeed at a bonus room puzzle while controlling him, he'll turn to applaud you and give you a thumbs-up for succeeding.
* BreakoutCharacter: From the BigBad of the first Mario game to the protagonist of his own franchise.
* BroughtToYouByTheLetterS: The DK on his tie.
* CatchPhraseSpoutingDuo: DK and Diddy in the ''DKC'' cartoon; they also give off this vibe in the games, though they never actually speak.
* CharlesAtlasSuperpower: He's basically just a really strong ape. That said, [[spoiler: [[ he punched the moon out of orbit]]]].
* CoconutMeetsCranium: {{Invok|ed trope}}able with the coconut gun in 64.
* DefeatMeansFriendship: The end of ''Mario vs. Donkey Kong'', in which Mario beats DK, scolds him good, and gives him a Mini-Mario like he wanted all along.
* TheDeterminator: Shigeru Miyamoto called him "Donkey" because he's as stubborn as one. Depending on [[ProtagonistCenteredMorality who you're playing as]], this is either a good thing or a bad thing.
* DistressedDude: In ''[=DKC2=]'' and ''[=DKC3=]''.
* TheDreaded: Even ''Bowser'' is afraid of him as seen in ''Mario Party 5'', when Donkey Kong rarely appears if someone lands on a Bowser Space:
-->'''Bowser''': Do... Donk... Donkey Kong!
* EverythingsBetterWithMonkeys: Averted for the Kremlings.
* FacePalm: He'll do this if you screw up in a bonus room puzzle while controlling him. He also does this on the character select screen when entering a tag barrel in ''[=DK64=]'', if you highlight him and then move over to another Kong.
* FastballSpecial: He can throw Diddy Kong in ''Jungle Climber''.
* FullNameBasis: He's never referred to as just Donkey. It's always Donkey Kong, DK or D. Kong in Japan. (With the few exceptions being Cranky in ''Donkey Kong Country 2'' during one of his speeches in his monkey museum, Diddy during the ending of ''Donkey Kong Country 3'', and almost the entirety of ''VideoGame/DonkeyKong64''.)
* GoKartingWithBowser: Mario can go kart with him, much like the TropeNamer. He can also race with King K. Rool in ''VideoGame/DonkeyKongBarrelBlast''.
* HeelFaceTurn: He becomes the protagonist of his own series and is less hostile towards Mario and the other characters. However, whether or not Donkey Kong is ''the'' original DK or actually the son of Cranky is [[PlayingWithATrope played]] [[ShrugOfGod with]] throughout the franchise and spin-offs.[[note]]Nintendo eventually agreed with the notion of DK being Cranky's grandson, but other sources, mostly around the time of [[{{AuthorExistenceFailure}} Rare's departure]], would seem to suggest otherwise.[[/note]]
* HeroicNeutral: While much friendlier and less selfish than, say, Wario, Donkey Kong is generally motivated in his adventures by either the recovery of his Banana Hoard or the rescue of his close friends and family. Granted, he is an ape, and motivation generally doesn't get more complex than foraging for food and protecting other apes in the group. That being said, the times he finds himself opposing Mario are generally shown to be the result of a misunderstanding, and crossovers such as ''Mario Party'' and ''Super Smash Bros. Brawl'' show that when he realizes the stakes are high, he will actively fight with or at least aid the good guys rather than the villains.
* HeterosexualLifePartners: DK and Diddy again, they're basically inseparable.
* IdiotHero: In both later games and the TV Series. Definitely not the most clever Kong, but certainly one of the bravest. To his credit, Otacon mentions in a Codec Conversation with Snake that he seems pretty smart by ape standards. He's also skilled at using weaponry and is smart enough to know how to play the drums.
* IdleAnimation: In ''DKC'', he'll beat his chest and roar into the distance. In ''[=DK64=]'', he'll swat a fly before eating it. In ''VideoGame/DonkeyKongCountryTropicalFreeze'', he pulls out a 3DS and plays a random game.
* ImprobableWeaponUser: At the end of Returns, [[spoiler: [[ he weaponizes the moon]]]]. In the ''Mario Baseball'' series, he uses a boxing glove when batting, while his baby self uses a banana.
* ImmuneToMindControl: In ''VideoGame/DonkeyKongCountryReturns'', the Tiki Tak Tribe attempts to hypnotise Donkey Kong, to no avail.
* JackOfAllStats: In ''Donkey Kong Barrel Blast'', all of his stats are balanced. [[spoiler: Ultra Barrel DK however, is an outright GameBreaker as all of his stats are maxed out]].
* LargeHam: Usually when something awesome happens, but also when riled up (as with real life apes). A good example is right before the final boss in ''Returns''. Donkey Kong and Diddy are ''pissed''.
* LegacyCharacter: As mentioned above, Cranky Kong was the first Donkey Kong before giving the title to the current one.
* LightningBruiser: Despite his size, he's actually quicker than one might think, especially in ''Jungle Beat''. This classification is even [[LampshadeHanging pointed out]] in a ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBros Melee'' trophy. And the obvious inferences from the fact that the games are intense platformers, and DK's primary attack is a ''somersault''.
* MagicMusic: In ''Donkey Kong 64'', ''Super Smash Bros. Brawl'' and ''Super Smash Bros. for 3DS/Wii U'', played with bongo drums.
* MeaningfulName: His name is meant to indicate both his stubborn behavior (Donkey), and his massive size (Kong). Likely started out as a bit of an insult, but has since morphed into something between AwesomeMcCoolname and NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast.
* MegatonPunch:
** At the end of ''VideoGame/DonkeyKongCountryReturns'', he ''[[spoiler:punches the moon out of orbit!]]''
** His Giant Punch neutral special in ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBros'' serves as one.
** In ''Mario Party 5'', he rarely gives one to Bowser when someone lands on the latter's space.
* MightyGlacier:
** In ''VideoGame/MarioKart'', he falls under the "heavy weight, high top speed, low acceleration" weight class.
** In the SNES trilogy, he's slower than Diddy, but able to hurt larger enemies that would just laugh off an attack from the smaller primate.
** He started off as this in ''Super Smash Bros'', but eventually became a LightningBruiser from ''Melee'' and onwards.
* NatureHero: He IS the King of The Jungle.
* NoSell: A master of this. If you intend to put him down, you ''best'' damn well use everything you have at your disposal out of the gate and [[DoubleTap double-tap]] to be sure. [[SuperStrength If]] [[RoaringRampageOfRevenge you]] [[MegatonPunch don't]]...
* OddFriendship: He shares good chemistry with Petey Piranha in ''Mario Superstar Baseball''. In ''Mario Super Sluggers'', their chemistry is neutral. He also has a friendly rivalry with Vector the Crocodile in the ''Mario & Sonic'' series, despite Vector being not too far off resembling a Kremling. They even share a special victory animation with each other in the ''Sochi 2014'' and ''Rio 2016'' olympic games.
* PrimalChestPound: He is a gorilla.
* RealMenWearPink: His blue alternate costume since ''Super Smash Bros. Brawl'' gives him a pink tie. ''Super Smash Bros. for 3DS and Wii U'' gave him an alternate costume with pink fur.
* TheRival: In ''Barrel Blast'', his rival is... [[TheGoomba Kritter]].
* RobotMe: The Mini Donkey Kongs and their variants from the ''VideoGame/MarioVsDonkeyKong'' series qualify. ''Barrel Blast'' have the [[ Cyber Kongs]], who resemble the Franchise/{{Terminator}}.
* RollingAttack: In the ''Donkey Kong Country'' series. ''Donkey Kong 64'' has him do a swinging kick by default but you can still make DK roll if want. If Diddy is on his back Donkey Kong can roll further too. Rolling became his new Dash Attack in ''Super Smash Bros. for 3DS/Wii U''.
* TheSouthpaw: Other media like ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBros'' and the ''Mario Baseball'' series shows DK to be left handed.
* ShockAndAwe: In the ''Mario Strikers'' series, his Super/Mega Strike has him using the power of lightning to shoot the ball towards the goal. During his Mega Strike in ''Mario Strikers Charged'' he gains GlowingEyesOfDoom and does a DeathGlare towards the ball before clapping it. One of his custom moves in ''Super Smash Bros. for 3DS/Wii U'' is the Lightning Punch. It takes less time to charge than his standard Giant Punch, but deals less damage and lacks [[ImmunetoFlinching super armor]].
* SuperMode: In "Jungle Climber" he can use crystal stars to basically become invincible and to fly
* SuperStrength: He can carry and throw barrels easily, break through entire hordes of enemies with only his fists, and once ''punched the moon out of the sky'' (see MegatonPunch). The only characters in the Mario franchise (and spin-offs) who might be stronger, let alone come close, are Bowser and Petey Piranha, and the only Kong to be stronger than him is Chunky Kong. Mind you, this is ''including'' the likes of Mario and Wario, who can generally pummel creatures dozens of feet tall or weighing in hundreds of pounds with no issue.
* ThrowABarrelAtIt: TropeCodifier. Also provides the page image.
* ThunderClap: Donkey's most used action in ''Jungle Beat''. He has a lot of other moves, but most are context sensitive (extra jump when coming up on a wall, pummelling something in your way, snatching bananas).
* TookALevelInBadass: Donkey Kong is a veritable '''beast''' in ''[[Videogame/DonkeyKongJungleBeat Jungle Beat]]''. Seriously, the guy isn't above fighting dirty and pulls no punches at all.
* TookALevelInDumbass: Ever since ''Donkey Kong 64'', he has been falling into this. Donkey Kong being stupid from 64 onwards is {{enforced|Trope}} due to an intervention from Miyamoto, who'd always intended for Donkey Kong to be stupid. The average "hero" intelligence was tossed.
* TooDumbToFool: It does verge on CursedWithAwesome in ''Donkey Kong Country Returns''. One of the Tikis tries to hypnotize Donkey Kong and make him a brainwashed slave like all the other animals they're controlling. [[NoSell All it does is]] [[OhCrap make Donkey Kong mad]].
* TrademarkFavoriteFood: Bananas.
* UseYourHead: Against the Rocs in ''Jungle Beat''. His side special from ''Melee'' and onwards allows him to bury opponents into the ground. His animation for the [[GroundPound Super Duper Simian Slam]] in ''Donkey Kong 64'' has him slamming his head on the ground. If he loses a bonus game in ''[=DK64=]'', he will tap his head with his hand before slamming his head on the ground twice.
* VitriolicBestBuds: Has this relationship with Diddy Kong at the end of the first game.
* YoungerThanTheyLook: If Cranky is the original DK from the arcade game, and Jr. really is this DK's father, then he's younger than the adult he looks like.

!!Donkey Kong Jr.
[[caption-width-right:120:[[FaceOnAMilkCarton Have you seen this primate?]]]]
->''"Monkey muscle!"''
->Debut: ''Donkey Kong Jr.''
->Voiced by (English): Creator/FrankWelker (''WesternAnimation/SaturdaySupercade''), Creator/Charles Martinet (Mario Tennis 64)

Junior is a mystery. He first appeared when Mario flew off the handle and locked up his father, the original Donkey Kong, rescuing DK and apparently setting Mario back on the straight-and-narrow. He popped up a handful of times after that, most notably in a [[VideoGame/MarioKart kart race]] and [[VideoGame/MarioTennis tennis tournament]], and then just fell off the map. Depending on whether Cranky Kong (the original DK) is the current DK's [[FlipFlopOfGod father or grandfather or past self]], then Donkey Kong Jr. could be the modern DK's father or even DK himself (except that they both appear in ''VideoGame/MarioTennis''...[[note]]And so do Mario and Baby Mario. DK Jr. was in because, at the time, Nintendo wasn't sure they could use Diddy, as he was owned by Rare. [[MST3KMantra Don't look too deep into this]][[/note]]) and the modern DK was later retconned into being Baby Donkey Kong in a ''Yoshi'' game.


* BrattyHalfPint: The ''Saturday Supercade'' version of him was [[Franchise/ScoobyDoo Scrappy Doo]] as a monkey.
* BroughtToYouByTheLetterS: The "J" on his singlet.
* CatchPhrase: See quote above.
* ChuckCunninghamSyndrome: As previously mentioned, he is considered the current Donkey Kong's father, and he hasn't had any major appearances since ''Mario Tennis'' on the N64.
* ConjoinedEyes: He shares these with Cranky Kong, but not Donkey Kong.
* ContinuitySnarl: Some of Rare's later statements indicate that he grew up into the modern Donkey Kong, although earlier (and more recent) confirmation that Cranky Kong is actually his grandfather would suggest otherwise.
* CowardlyLion: His sprites in the game of the same name suggest he's not enjoying his platforming adventure at all.
* DisappearedDad: If you go with the interpretation that the current DK is Cranky's grandson, that would make this guy DK's father - and he hasn't made an appearance since growing up.
* TheDragon: To his dad's big bad in ''Videogame/DonkeyKong94''.
* GoKartingWithBowser: Like Donkey, Mario can go karting with him.
* KidHero: He is rather young compared to Donkey Kong.
* MightyGlacier: In ''VideoGame/SuperMarioKart'', he falls under the "heavy weight, high top speed, low acceleration" variant.
* PlotRelevantAgeUp: In ''Super Mario Kart'' and ''Mario's Tennis'' (the UsefulNotes/VirtualBoy game).

!!Diddy Kong
->''"Pay no attention to the monkey behind the monkey!"''
->Debut: ''VideoGame/DonkeyKongCountry1''
->Voiced by (English): Chris Sutherland (video games, 1999-2004), Andrew Sebastian (''WesternAnimation/DonkeyKongCountry'')
->Voiced by (Japanese): Music/MegumiHayashibara (Japanese dubs for animated series), Katsumi Suzuki (video games, 2004-present)
->Voiced by (Latin-American Spanish): Raúl Carballeda (''WesternAnimation/DonkeyKongCountry'')

Donkey Kong's little buddy, sidekick, and nephew wannabe, Diddy is a teenage monkey in a red baseball cap and tank top. Diddy is more carefree than DK and loves to play rap music and eat peanuts. He spends most of his time hanging out or having adventures with DK or his girlfriend, Dixie Kong. Diddy was introduced in ''VideoGame/DonkeyKongCountry1'', but was integrated into Mario's extended cast in the Mario Sports games, starting with ''Mario Golf: Toadstool Tour''.

* AgitatedItemStomping: If you fail a bonus game in the original ''Donkey Kong Country'', he'll throw his hat on the ground and stomp on it. He would also do it sometimes in the cartoon if he became irritated.
* BadassAdorable: He's a cute monkey who's not scared to fight opponents larger than he is.
%%* BareYourMidriff: Due to his small tank top.
* BerserkButton: Hurting DK or any of his friends will get you in a lot of trouble. K. Rool learned this the hard way at the end of ''Donkey Kong Country 2''.
* BlowYouAway: He and Donkey Kong can use feathers to push enemies off pegs and platforms in "Jungle Climber"
* BreakoutCharacter: Is as much of a mainstay of the series as DK himself is. Diddy has gotten starring roles in the second game and [[VideoGame/DiddyKongRacing his own spin-off]].
* CatchPhraseSpoutingDuo: Him and DK in the ''DKC'' cartoon; they also give off this vibe in the games, though they never speak intelligible words.
* ConjoinedEyes: He shares these with his girlfriend Dixie Kong.
* DistressedDude: In ''[=DKC3=]'' and ''[=DK64=]''.
* DropTheHammer: In ''Jungle Climber'', Diddy can wield a hammer while holding onto Donkey Kong while he climbs, jumps and swings.
* EdibleAmmunition: The Peanut Popgun shoots peanuts; [[Franchise/MetalGear Solid Snake]]'s comment on this in ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBros Brawl'' is the TropeNamer.
* EverythingsBetterWithMonkeys: He is actually one of the few Kongs to be a monkey, even though he's often described with chimp adjectives.
* FragileSpeedster: In ''Barrel Blast'', he has low top speed, but average boost and high agility.
* GunsAkimbo (Peanut Popguns) and JetPack (Rocketbarrels), both made from BambooTechnology.
* HeterosexualLifePartners: With Donkey Kong.
* IdleAnimation: In ''DKC'', he'll take off his cap and scratch his head. In ''[=DKC2=]'', he'll juggle. In ''Tropical Freeze'' when carried by DK, he will first help him on a lookout for enemies before watching DK play a game on his 3DS. If he is by himself, he may take off his cap and sing, or he will yawn, though he doesn't take off his cap if he yawns.
* InnocentBlueEyes: Only in ''Donkey Kong 64''. He has black pupils in every other game.
* JackOfAllStats: In ''Diddy Kong Racing'' and ''Diddy Kong Racing DS''. His high running speed didn't translate into driving or piloting here and when racers range from a bear to a mouse, a monkey does seem in the middle.
* KidHero: He is a teenager at oldest.
* TheLancer: His typical role in most games is to be DK's primary sidekick.
* LeeroyJenkins: Hinted in [[AllThereInTheManual a German character profile]] to have gotten himself captured trying to take on an entire pack of Kremlings all by himself at the start of ''Donkey Kong 64''.
* MagicMusic: Played on a guitar in ''Donkey Kong 64'', an instrument previously associated with Dixie.
* MeaningfulName: "Diddy" is a euphemism for small. He's smaller than Donkey Kong and is one of the smallest Kongs in general.
* NeverBareheaded: Unless you win or lose a bonus game, he never takes off his cap. He will also take off his cap on the results screen in ''Super Smash Bros. Brawl'' if he loses.
* NiceHat: If you succeed at a bonus room puzzle while controlling him in the original ''VideoGame/DonkeyKongCountry1'', he'll toss his hat into the air while smiling at the player. If you fail at the puzzle, he'll throw his hat on the ground and stomp on it.
* OfficialCouple: Him and Dixie.
* PowerUpMount: {{Inverted|Trope}} as of ''Donkey Kong Jungle Climber'', where Diddy powers up Donkey Kong by riding on his back. Diddy doesn't ''have'' to be used this way, provided you're in multiplayer mode.
* ProductPlacement: His cap has the Nintendo logo on it.
* RealMenWearPink: One of his alternate costumes in the ''Super Smash Bros.'' series gives him a pink shirt and cap.
* TheRival: Kip in ''Barrel Blast''.
* SpringCoil: His tail-spring high jump in ''Donkey Kong 64''.
* SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute: For Donkey Kong Jr. Diddy was first intended to be a redesign of Donkey Kong Jr., but Nintendo didn't like the extreme changes Rare, Ltd. was making to the character, and ordered that the ''Donkey Kong Country'' sidekick be made into a completely new character.
* TailSlap: In ''Donkey Kong 64'', his standing strike combo consists of it.
* TookALevelInBadass: In ''VideoGame/DonkeyKong64'', with the introduction of his [[GunsAkimbo peanut poppers]] and JetPack.
* TookALevelInJerkass: In the cartoon, he's a lot more whiny, and can be a total prick, most notably in ''Kong For A Day''.
* TrademarkFavoriteFood: He likes bananas like the rest of the Kongs, but he also likes peanuts. The German website for ''[=DK64=]'' says that his favorite dish is a peanutbutter sandwhich.
* UseYourHead: Donkey Kong 64's Chimpy Charge is a straight example. Colliding with something makes him stagger and groan, so his head cannot be ''too'' hard, but it hurts enemies more and is necessary to progress in some areas.
* VictoryPose: In ''DKC'', he tosses his hat in the air while smiling and winking at the player. In ''[=DKC2=]'', he turns his cap backwards, puts on sunglasses, and raps with a boombox on his shoulder. In ''[=DK64=]'', he dances and does two backflips.
* VideogameFlight
** His crystal coconut powered rocket barrel pack in ''Donkey Kong 64''. It is more like a DoubleJump in the ''Donkey Kong Country'' side-scrolling platform games that follow.
** In "Jungle Climber" he and Donkey Kong can hold feathers, which allow them to fly with they flap them together, it doesn't work for them separately.

!!Dixie Kong
->Debut: ''VideoGame/DonkeyKongCountry2DiddysKongQuest''
->Voiced by (English): Eveline Novakovic (video games, 2004-2007), Stevie Vallance (''WesternAnimation/DonkeyKongCountry'')
->Voiced by (Japanese): Kahoru Sasajima (video games, 2005-present)
->Voiced by (Latin-American Spanish): Lourdes Adame (''WesternAnimation/DonkeyKongCountry'')

Diddy Kong's girlfriend, Dixie, is a hero in her own right. She helped Diddy rescue Donkey when the big ape was kidnapped by the Kremlings, then rescued Diddy himself when he befell the same fate. Dixie has long blonde hair that she wears in a huge ponytail, which she can use to spin helicopter-like over long distances and, inexplicably, pick up large objects. She can act childish at times, but makes up for it with her courage. Tiny Kong is Dixie's (bigger) little sister.

* AbnormalAmmo: Gains a gumball gun in ''Tropical Freeze''.
* ActionGirl: Nintendo's first after [[{{Franchise/Metroid}} Samus Aran]]. She has never been a DamselInDistress in a ''Donkey Kong'' game, only in ''Mario Super Sluggers'' and even then, she is the first person you recruit in DK's stadium. Cranky also said this about Dixie in the instruction manual for ''[=DKC2=]''.
-->'''Cranky Kong''': What's going on here? She should be the damsel in distress, not one of the stars!
* BabysitterFromHell: A hilarious and completely non-malevolent example. Her babysitting instincts are abysmal to the point of criminality, but it's alright because Kiddy Kong has been blessed by genetics with badassery right out of the cradle.
%%* BadassAdorable: Don't let her small size and cute looks fool you, she definitely qualifies for this after beating K. Rool and his forces in ''[=DKC2=]'' and ''[[=DKC3=]]''.
%%* BareYourMidriff: Except in ''DK: King of Swing'', were she doesn't wear her top tied.
* BashBrothers: With Kiddy. They can send each other flying around all over a room, and sometimes have to in order to get by obstacles or entering a bonus barrel.
* BetaCouple: With Diddy.
* BreakoutCharacter: She displaced Diddy as the main character in the third game.
* BrainsAndBrawn: Brains to Kiddy Kong's brawn.
* ConjoinedEyes: Oddly, her sister Tiny doesn't have these.
* CoolBigSis: For Tiny.
* CuteBruiser: She's a small cute monkey who can whomp crocodiles with the best of them.
* DarkSkinnedBlond: A trademark she shares with Candy and Tiny. One of the notable examples is her [[ trophy]] from ''Super Smash Bros. Melee''.
* DistaffCounterpart: To Diddy.
* DreamTeam: From a gameplay perspective in ''[=DKC3=]'', Dixie got a lot of Diddy's speed while still retaining her own highly useful 'copter abilities. When paired with Kiddy, himself a slightly faster version of Donkey Kong that can skip large distances on water, you have an optimal adventuring team of strength, speed, and precision, as well as a host of {{Combination Attack}}s.
* FragileSpeedster: In ''Barrel Blast'', she has maxed out boost and high agility, but the lowest top speed.
* FriendToAllLivingThings: She had a lot of pets in the cartoon series.
* GreenEyes: In her updated appearances sans Rare. She originally had the same black pupils Diddy has in the games, but official artwork since her debut have shown her to have green eyes.
* HairOfGoldHeartOfGold: Especially in the cartoon, but this also applies to the games to some extent.
* TheHeart: In the cartoon.
* HelicopterHair: Her main characteristic is the ability to slow her fall by spinning her hair rapidly.
* TheHero: In ''[=DKC3=]''. While she and Kiddy are equal contributors to their adventure, Kiddy has no stake in anything and little opinion on the matter. It's Dixie who moves the plot.
* IdleAnimation: In ''[=DKC2=]'', she'll either sit down and drink juice or blow a bubble with her gum. She can also lick honey when in the beehive levels. In ''[=DKC3=]'', she only blows bubbles with her gum. In ''Tropical Freeze'' when carried by DK, she first helps him on a lookout for enemies before grooming DK's fur as he plays his 3DS. If she is by herself, she will either do some gymnastics or play air guitar.
* ImprobableWeaponUser: Her hair.
* JackOfAllStats: In ''Diddy Kong Racing DS''.
* KidHero: She is a teenager at oldest.
* TheKindnapper: In ''[=DKC3=]'', to Kiddy, technically. No one seems to mind, though.
* MegaTwintails: While she doesn't have two ponytails like her sister Tiny does, her single ponytail is still very big. Subverted in the cartoon, where it is is only around half its normal size.
* OddCouple: With Kiddy. With his being a baby and her being a babysitter, they nevertheless act as equal partners and BashBrothers in adventuring.
* OddFriendship: With General Klump in the cartoon.
* OfficialCouple: Her and Diddy. The cartoon touches more on their relationship compared to the games, as in one episode, Dixie rewarded Diddy with a kiss on his cheek for fixing her broken fishing rod and then commenting "You are the smartest monkey on the island".
* PinkGirlBlueBoy: With Kiddy.
* PinkMeansFeminine: She has always worn a pink top and beret, though one of her PaletteSwaps in ''DK: King of Swing'' inverts her normal color scheme, giving her a yellow top and beret with pink hair.
* PluckyGirl: Considering that she took on K. Rool's forces twice, she ''definitely'' falls under this.
* PrehensileHair: Her ponytail is capable of picking up various objects, like barrels and cannonballs.
* ProductPlacement: She ''used'' to have a pin of the Rare logo on her beret. For obvious reasons, she doesn't wear it anymore.
* RefugeInAudacity: If presented with her baby cousin, right out of the cradle, what would Dixie Kong do? If you answered "abduct him onto her continent-spanning journey, utilizing him as a meat shield, projectile, and pack mule against killer animals in dangerous and extreme climates in environments littered with health hazards", then you'd be correct.
* TheRival: Kass in ''Barrel Blast''.
* SecretCharacter: Only in ''Mario Superstar Baseball'' and ''Mario Hoops 3-on-3''. She is available from the start in all other playable appearances.
* TankTopTomboy: Notably, her [[ appearance]] in ''DK: King of Swing'' is the only time were she does not wear her top tied.
* TomboyAndGirlyGirl: Girly Girl to her sister Tiny's Tomboy.
* VictoryPose: In ''[=DKC2=]'', she plays her electric guitar.
* VitriolicBestBuds: With Kiddy. The character change animations make it very clear (Kiddy'll grab her by the scruff and set her aside, while Dixie would pop a bubblegum bubble against his back, startling him).

!!Kiddy Kong
->Debut: ''VideoGame/DonkeyKongCountry3DixieKongsDoubleTrouble''
->Voiced by (English): Chris Sutherland (video games, 2005)

Kiddy Kong is Chunky Kong's baby brother and Dixie and Tiny's cousin. Although he's only a toddler, he's absolutely massive, roughly the same size as Donkey Kong himself. Kiddy accompanied Dixie when Donkey and Diddy were kidnapped in the Northern Kremisphere. He cries and throws tantrums at times, but possesses the same natural courage as the rest of his family.

* AlliterativeName '''K'''iddy '''K'''ong.
* BadassAdorable: He may be only a baby, and a cute one at that, he is still strong.
* BashBrothers: With Dixie. There will be many occasions where he and Dixie will have to throw each other at something to proceed.
* BerserkerTears: After taking damage, he'll sit down, cry, and slam his fists into the ground.
* BigLittleBrother: Baby cousin, actually, but otherwise a dead ringer for Donkey Kong. While he isn't bigger than his bigger brother Chunky, he is big in a literal sense.
* BigBrotherWorship: This is the main reason he tags along with Dixie.
* BlueBoyPinkGirl: With Dixie.
* BrainsAndBrawn: Brawn to Dixie's brain, since, y'know, he can't talk yet. Or think very hard, for that matter. He is smart enough however, to drive all of Funky's vehicles in ''[=DKC3=]'' with little trouble.
* CheerfulChild: Has absolutely no problem with Dixie shanghaiing him on their adventure. At least, right up until something so much as gently brushes up against him.
* ConjoinedEyes: Strangely, his brother Chunky does not have them, though it is hard to notice.
* CuteBruiser: For a given value of "cute".
* CuteButCacophonic: He's a crybaby, no doubt about it.
* DreamTeam: Gameplay-wise with Dixie in ''[=DKC3=]''. As a team, Kiddie and Dixie together make up for many of Donkey Kong's and Diddy's smaller weaknesses (mostly speed), and retain Dixie's high mobility.
* DubNameChange: Dinky Kong is his Japanese name, which is actually one of the names Rare considered before going with Kiddy Kong. This continues the ThemeNaming of characters with "DK" initials.
* ExtremeOmnivore: He likes to chew on old tires, despite being toothless.
* InelegantBlubbering: If he gets hurt, you get a shot of him crying his eyes out in [[AdultFear either fear, pain]], [[BerserkerTears or anger]].
* InTheBlood: Chunky Kong is also huge.
* KidHero: He's a toddler. An old Rare website states that Kiddy is three years old, meaning he is the only Kong with a confirmed age.
* LightningBruiser: He can skip across water while rolling and can somersault all over the place with Dixie's help.
* TheLoad: Hilariously subverted. In ''[=DKC3=]'', Funky Kong palms him off on Dixie because he's tired of baby-sitting. While Kiddy Kong is barely even a toddler (he still prefers crawling to walking), it's also immediately apparent that he's also twice Dixie's size and as strong as Donkey Kong.
* OddCouple: A baby and his babysitter. They're nevertheless equal partners on their journey.
* OddNameOut: His name broke the trend of the playable kongs names starting with the letter "D", although this is averted with his original name of Dinky Kong.
* RefugeInAudacity: There's no real way to justify putting a baby in mortal danger. Repeatedly. His ''babysitter'' Dixie did it anyway.
* SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute: Kiddy fills roughly the same niche as Donkey Kong in ''[=DKC3=]''.
* TopHeavyGuy: He has big muscular arms and a fairly big head (partly because of his big mouth), but quite small legs and feet, a trait he shares with his bigger brother Chunky.
* VitriolicBestBuds: He and Dixie like to prank the hell out of each other.

!!Lanky Kong
->''"Cool move, DK! Gotta get some fresh air. Iíll help you by collecting blue bananas."''
->Debut: ''VideoGame/DonkeyKong64''
->Voiced by (English): Unknown (video games, 1999-2005)
->Voiced by (Japanese): Kentaro Tone (video games, 2007-present)

"A twisted twig on a distant branch of the family tree", Lanky is an eccentric oddball orangutan who hangs out with the other Kongs. He marches (or handstand-walks...) to the tune of his own trombone. Lanky's distinguishing characteristics are his goofy personality, his ridiculously long arms, and, of course, [[ThemeTuneRap his funny face despite his lack of style and grace]]. He joined up with Donkey and Diddy during one of King K. Rool's invasions of DK Isles.

* BalloonBelly: He gains one after using his Baboon Balloon ability, when he stands on a pad with his face on it.
* BlowGun: That shoots grapes.
* ChuckCunninghamSyndrome: Not counting his cameo in the GBA remake of ''[=DKC3=]'', Lanky Kong was missing between the release of ''[=DK64=]'' and ''Donkey Kong Barrel Blast'', a gap of 8 years. It was even {{lampshaded}} on his ''Brawl'' trophy.
--> '''Lanky's trophy''': In the recent game Donkey Kong: Barrel Blast, Lanky appears for the first time in years.
* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: He's eccentric, goofy, and odd.
* DistressedDude: In ''[=DK64=]''.
* EverythingIsBetterWithSpinning: When using his shockwave attack in ''[=DK64=]'', he creates it by spinning on his head. His animation when using the [[GroundPound Super Duper Simian Slam]] also involves him spinning around on his head.
* FacePalm: If he loses a bonus game in ''[=DK64=]''.
* HeliumSpeech: When using his Baboon Balloon ability, after he inflates, he lets out a "Woohoo!" that's even more high-pitched than normal.
* IdleAnimation: In ''[=DK64=]'', he'll juggle oranges and kick them into the air, only for them to disappear.
* MagicMusic: Played on a trombone in ''Donkey Kong 64''.
* PluckyComicRelief: His bio on the German ''Donkey Kong 64'' website mentions that his silliness is appreciated by the Kong family, particularly by Chunky and Kiddy. The bio also said his occupation was a stand-up comedian, and his hobbies are playing the trombone and making up jokes.
* TheRival: Klump in ''Barrel Blast''.
* RubberMan: At least when it comes to his arms, especially in his phase of the boss fight against King K. Rool.
* MightyGlacier: In ''Barrel Blast'', he has very high top speed, but low boost and poor agility.
* MythologyGag: Malevolent orangutans called "Manky Kongs" appeared in the first Country game, starting from the Vine Valley stage "Orangu-tang Gang", where the manual explicitly described them as a BlackSheep branch of the Kong family tree who have allied themselves with the Kremlings.
* NotQuiteFlight: From ''Donkey Kong 64''.
-->'''DK Rap''': Inflate himself just like a balloon.
* SecretCharacter: In ''VideoGame/DonkeyKong64'' and ''VideoGame/DonkeyKongBarrelBlast''.
* SuperSpeed: By handstand running using his Orangstand Sprint in ''Donkey Kong 64''; going fast uses up crystal coconuts, though.
* TrademarkFavoriteFood: Grapes.
* UseYourHead: His animation for the [[GroundPound Super Duper Simian Slam]] in ''Donkey Kong 64'' has him slamming his head on the ground while spinning on it.
* VictoryPose: In ''[=DK64=]'', he does the wave, before moving his arms in an X-pattern in front of him.
* WhiteSheep: If you figure that Lanky is a Manky Kong who decided to mend the bridge and be part of the Kong clan again.

!!Tiny Kong
->''"Iím off to the tag barrel - ready to kick reptile butt!"''
[[caption-width-right:329: Left: ''VideoGame/DonkeyKong64'' appearance. Right: appearance as of ''VideoGame/DiddyKongRacing DS''.]]
->Debut: ''VideoGame/DonkeyKong64''
->Voiced by (English): Eveline Novakovic (video games, 1999-2005)
->Voiced by (Japanese): Kahoru Sasajima (video games, 2007-present)

Dixie Kong's little sister ([[BigLittleSister in age, not in height]]), Tiny Kong shares Dixie's speed, helicopter-like hair, and adventurous spirit. She's good friends with her cousin, Chunky Kong. After her first appearance, Tiny apparently hit puberty, as she is now much taller and more mature-looking than her big sister.

* ActionGirl: Just like her older sister Dixie. Her bio from the German ''[=DK64=]'' website provides some extra insight to this.
-->'''Tiny's bio''': Tiny is always trying to follow the footsteps of Dixie Kong, who together with Diddy has made a name for herself as an adventurer.
* BadassAdorable: Again, mainly in ''VideoGame/DonkeyKong64''. As soon as you rescue her, she's "ready to kick some reptile butt", and is quite capable of it. And just look at her in [[MiniGame KrazyKongKlamour]]: While the other Kongs are trembling at the possibility that they might be shot with a watermelon, Tiny is taking up a ''fighting stance''.
* BadassArmfold: When interacting with certain characters in ''[=DK64=]'', she will do one.
* BareYourMidriff: Post-redesign.
* BigLittleBrother: In ''Diddy Kong Racing DS'', Dixie filled in for Conker and Tiny for Banjo, making the younger sister a bear and the older one a squirrel. Tiny is also less... infantile in behavior. While Tiny is obviously taller than Dixie since her redesign, she is a whole head taller than Diddy Kong in ''[=DK64=]''[[note]]Measured by comparing their models in the multiplayer mode.[[/note]], meaning she has ''always'' been taller than Dixie Kong, as Diddy and Dixie are the same size.
* TheBusCameBack: After her debut in ''Donkey Kong 64'', it wasn't until ''Diddy Kong Racing DS'' eight years later that she became playable again, though she did make a cameo in the GBA ports of ''[=DKC2=]'' and ''[=DKC3=]''.
* CheerfulChild: In ''Donkey Kong 64''.
* CostumeEvolution: In her debut, she wore blue overalls with a flower on it, a white t-shirt, a multicolored beanie hat and white shoes. Since her redesign, she wears sky blue pants, a sky blue top with purple borders and a flower on it, orchid sandals and the same multicolored beanie hat, except the hat now has a purple top instead of a red one. Accessories she wears are large hoop earrings and white fur wristbands. She also sports dark red eye makeup and pink nail varnish.
* CuteBruiser: Mainly in ''Donkey Kong 64''.
* DamselInDistress: In ''Donkey Kong 64'' and ''Mario Super Sluggers''.
* DarkSkinnedBlond: In a similar fashion to Dixie and Candy. Tiny has darker fur in her [[ artwork]] for ''Diddy Kong Racing DS'', though it became slightly lighter since ''Donkey Kong Barrel Blast''.
* EverythingIsBetterWithSpinning: When using her special shockwave attack in ''[=DK64=]'', she creates a purple shockwave by spinning both herself and her ponytails.
* FanservicePack: An inexplicable one when she appears in ''Diddy Kong Racing DS'' to replace VideoGame/{{Banjo|Kazooie}}, as well as her appearance in ''Barrel Blast''. She retains this look in later appearances.
* FeatherFlechettes: Out of a crossbow, the aptly named Feather Bow.
%%* FragileSpeedster: Especially in ''Donkey Kong 64'', were she was the fastest Kong and had a very high jumping height, but the weakest physical attacks.
* FullyDressedCartoonAnimal: She is one of only two Kongs to be fully dressed, the other being Swanky Kong (Funky was also fully clothed, but only in ''[=DKC3=]''). Interestingly, she is fully clothed in both of her designs, while Swanky only became this since his second appearance in ''[=DKC3=]''.
* GenkiGirl: She shows a lot of energy.
* GirlishPigtails: Also overlaps with MegaTwintails, especially after her redesign.
* HairOfGoldHeartOfGold: She has blonde hair and is friendly.
* HelicopterHair: She can use her pigtails to fly just like her older sister.
* HotterAndSexier: She became this after she was redesigned. In ''Mario Super Sluggers'', she sways her hips when successfully making a nice play, scoring an RBI or a home run and when celebrating the player(s) who received MVP after winning a match. When walking, instead of her SkipOfInnocence from ''[=DK64=]'', she does a SexyWalk. She does not do a GirlyRun like Princess Peach however.
* HumanoidFemaleAnimal: After her growth spurt, making her more akin to Candy Kong rather than Dixie Kong.
* IdleAnimation: In ''[=DK64=]'', she'll take out an orange and balance it on her foot before putting it away. In ''Mario Super Sluggers'' when left idle long enough while batting, she leans back and stretches her left arm.
* ImprobableWeaponUser: Her hair. In ''Barrel Blast'', she can defeat sharks that are much larger than she is with it.
* IncredibleShrinkingMan: In ''Donkey Kong 64'', where she has the ability to shrink when she uses the magic barrel showing her face.
* InnocentBlueEyes: They were bigger in ''[=DK64=]''.
* IronicName: Since her redesign in ''Diddy Kong Racing DS'', were she now is one of the tallest Kongs.
* KidHero: In ''Donkey Kong 64''. The trope can still be played straight with her redesign, but it's more believable in pre-redesign.
* JackOfAllStats: In ''Diddy Kong Racing DS''. In ''Mario Super Sluggers'', her batting, pitching and running are exactly average while her fielding and stamina are above average. In fact, of all team players available in the game, she has the highest stat total.
* LightningBruiser: In ''Barrel Blast'', she has maxed out boost and very high speed, but below average agility.
* LittleMissBadass: In ''Donkey Kong 64''.
* MagicMusic: Played on a saxophone in ''Donkey Kong 64''.
* MegaTwintails: Although her ponytails were quite big in ''[=DK64=]'', they became even bigger since her redesign, to the point of being longer than her legs are.
* MsFanservice: In ''Mario Super Sluggers'', compared to the more [[PrincessClassic traditional Peach and Daisy]].
* MusclesAreMeaningless: In ''[=DK64=]'''s secret ending, Donkey Kong tries to pull a lever with all the strength he can muster, to no avail. Tiny then gently taps the lever, which sends DK flying.
* MythologyGag: Doubles as a HilariousInHindsight, her bio on the German ''Donkey Kong 64'' website says that Tiny's greatest wish is to become a super model, but she was too short for the job. Fast forward 8 years, and she got her [[FanServicePack redesign]].
* NeverBareheaded: She never takes off her hat.
* NiceHat: She has always worn a multicolored beanie hat.
* NonIndicativeName: Due to a combination of her being aged up and lacking her shrinking ability in other appearances, she hasn't lived up to her name since ''Donkey Kong 64''.
* TankTopTomboy: Since her redesign, which also overlaps with ShortTank.
* TheOneWhoWearsShoes: White shoes pre-redesign, orchid sandals post-redesign. While she wasn't the only Kong to wear shoes in the past, she is ''the'' only one who still wears some.
* PluckyGirl: Just like her older sister.
* PrehensileHair: Though not to the same degree as Dixie.
-->'''Tiny's manual bio for ''[=DK64=]''''': You'll find her pigtails perfect for pugilism and not too bad for a helicopter ride from the treetops.
* RapunzelHair: Again, very much like her sister.
* TheRival: Kalypso in ''Barrel Blast''.
* SecretCharacter: In all of her playable appearances except ''Diddy Kong Racing DS'' and ''[=DK64=]'' where she was a main character.
* SexyBack: When scoring a strikeout in ''Mario Super Sluggers'', she shows her backside unlike the other characters, who directly look towards the camera.
* SexyWalk: [[ She does this]] in ''[[Franchise/SuperMarioBros Mario Super]] [[BaseballEpisode Sluggers]]'', and it is especially odd-looking when compared to Peach or Daisy (who walk normally).
* SheIsAllGrownUp: Yet she's still the younger sister to Dixie Kong. While no one says anything about her growth spurt, it was mentioned on her trophy from ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBros'' for Wii U.
-->'''Tiny's trophy''': She isn't quite as small as when we first met her.
* ShortTank: She wears one after she was redesigned.
* SkipOfInnocence: Both her running and walking cycle in ''Donkey Kong 64''. It's even {{lampshaded}} in the DK Rap.
-->'''DK Rap''': "With a skip and a hop, she's one cool Kong."
* SlapstickKnowsNoGender: Applies to her and Dixie. They are both brave and are more than willing to participate with the guys in their adventures, even if they get hurt by being set on fire, crushed or electrocuted.
* SlideAttack: In ''[=DK64=]'', one of her attacks is a ground-sliding front kick.
* SoapOperaRapidAgingSyndrome: Nothing in the games really explain why she had a sudden growth spurt.
* StatuesqueStunner: Post-redesign. While she doesn't have a confirmed height, in ''Mario Super Sluggers'' she is a little taller than Princess Peach, who is 6'1" tall (186 cm).
* SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute: For Dixie in ''Donkey Kong 64''.
* {{Teleportation}}: Her Monkeyport ability in ''Donkey Kong 64'', in which she could teleport to another area by standing on a pad with her face on it.
* TomboyAndGirlyGirl: Tomboy to her sister Dixie's Girly Girl.
* TomboyWithAGirlyStreak: She may be tomboyish, but she still likes nail polish and takes very good care of her appearance.
* TrueBlueFemininity: Compared to her sister's {{pink|MeansFeminine}}.
* VictoryPose: In ''[=DK64=]'', she does a little dance before jumping and doing the splits in midair. In ''Barrel Blast'' when finishing a cup in first place, she throws a few punches and puts her hands on her hips. In ''Mario Super Sluggers'' when she clears a mission, minigame or wins MVP, she starts dancing and smiles towards the camera.
* YoungerThanTheyLook: Post-growth spurt, she looks much older than her older sister.

!!Chunky Kong
->Debut: ''VideoGame/DonkeyKong64''
->Voiced by (English): Chris Sutherland (video games, 1999)

The biggest and strongest member of the Kong family. Chunky is Dixie and Tiny's cousin and Kiddy's big (very big) brother. Chunky is big, strong, and tough, but has a very gentle personality and is very easily frightened. Like a true Kong, though, he always pulls through in the end.

* AttackOfTheFiftyFootWhatever: He can become even bigger in ''Donkey Kong 64''. The longer he stays giant however, more crystal coconuts will be used up, though certain scenarios gives him an unlimited amount.
* BadassBaritone: He has the deepest voice of the Kongs.
* TheBigGuy: According to the announcer during the boss fight at the end of ''[=DK64=]'', he weighs one ton at his normal size. He is also taller than Candy Kong.
* ButtMonkey: Everything goes bad for Chunky during the [=DK=] Rap.
* CowardlyLion: He's the biggest (according to the talking microphone in ''Donkey Kong 64'', he weighs 2000 pounds, more than twice as much as Donkey Kong, who weighs 800 pounds) and strongest of the Kongs, and also the most cowardly.
* CowerPower: If you highlight him when entering a tag barrel in ''[=DK64=]'', he will attempt you to pick Tiny instead of him.
* DistressedDude: In ''[=DK64=]''.
* DoesNotKnowHisOwnStrength: During the credits in ''[=DK64=]'', were he plays with Tiny Kong by tossing her into the air. He eventually tosses her onto a big hill by mistake, and it takes him about five seconds to realise she disappeared.
* {{Fartillery}}: When using the shockwave attack in ''[=DK64=]'', he creates the shockwave by doing a massive burp.
* FunnyAfro: He wears one in his disco outfit during the DK Rap, before changing to his usual attire.
* GentleGiant: He is bigger and stronger than DK and fires a pineapple launcher, yet he plays the triangle and is shown to be very sweet and gentle.
* IdleAnimation: In ''[=DK64=]'', he takes amusement at a butterfly landing on his hand, but gets annoyed when more start landing on him, so he swats them all away. He may also do a PrimalChestpound.
* {{Invisibility}}: In ''Donkey Kong 64'', which really suits him.
* TheKlutz: He comes off as really clumsy during the [=DK=] Rap.
* LargeHam: Strangely enough for a LovableCoward. He hogs the camera during the DK Rap (even though he's not until last), won't quit looking at the camera during his Mine Cart ride in Fungi Forest (which, incidentally, NEVER happens with ANY OTHER Kong), and really seems to enjoy the cheering and applause of the crowd in his fight with K. Rool at the end.
* LovableCoward: Despite being the biggest and strongest of the Kong family, he is quite a coward. He will gather enough courage when needed though.
* MagicMusic: Played on a triangle.
* MegatonPunch: His Primate Punch in ''Donkey Kong 64'', which can actually break down obstacles.
* MightyGlacier: In-game, [[SuperStrength he has the ability to pick and toss rocks]].
-->[[ He may move slow/He can't jump high/But this Kong's/One hell of a guy!]]
* OutOfFocus: Unlike Tiny and Lanky, he's vanished off the face of the earth, to the point some questioned if it was due to Rare owning him. However, he has had a couple of minor nods to him, so perhaps Nintendo is just waiting to include him in something where he truly fits.
* RealMenWearPink: Chunky enjoys ballet and playing the triangle. In the DK Rap, the disco outfit he briefly wore had shiny pink gloves.
* SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute: For Kiddy Kong in ''Donkey Kong 64''. He doesn't get the bad reception that Tiny or Kiddy got, probably because he has a better-developed personality than Kiddy had.
* TookALevelInBadass: At the start of his battle against Dogadon, he begged for mercy, but Dogadon still tried to eliminate him. Chunky then gathered enough courage and repeatedly punched Dogadon in the face after turning giant, before finishing the fight with a MegatonPunch.
* TopHeavyGuy: He's a big ape, and he can pick up and toss huge rocks quite easily.
-->'''DK Rap''': Can pick up a boulder, with relative ease. Makes crushing rocks, seem such a breeze.
* TrademarkFavoriteFood: Pineapples. His favorite dish is a pineapple compote, according to the German ''[=DK64=]'' website.
* YoungerThanTheyLook: In ''[=DK64=]'', he is the youngest of the protagonists, despite what his huge size and [[BadassBaritone deep voice]] would suggest.

[[caption-width-right:250:GO HOME AND LET ME GET SOME SLEEP!]]
->''"[[BreakingTheFourthWall They can't keep this level of graphics up for much longer!]] We used to be lucky if we only got [[GameBoy three shades of grey]], let alone any real colors!"''
->Debut: ''VideoGame/DonkeyKongCountry1''
->Voiced by (English): Takashi Nagasako (video games, 2007-present), Aron Tager (''WesternAnimation/DonkeyKongCountry'')
->Voiced by (Japanese): Ryusei Nakao (Japanese dubs for animated series), Takashi Nagasako (video games, 2004-present)
->Voiced by (Latin-American Spanish): Ismael Castro (''WesternAnimation/DonkeyKongCountry'')

''(see also: SelfDemonstrating.CrankyKong)''

Donkey Kong's aptly named grandfather (or father, depending on who you ask). Cranky Kong spends his days sitting on his front porch, dispensing sarcastic advice to passersby, and bemoaning the loss of the good ol' days of 8-bit gaming. He was married to Wrinkly Kong before she gave up the ghost. According to ''VideoGame/DonkeyKongCountry1'', Cranky was the original Donkey Kong who kidnapped Pauline and fought Mario.

* AbnormalAmmo: In ''VideoGame/DonkeyKongCountryTropicalFreeze'', he throws dentures as projectiles.
* BadassGrandpa: In ''VideoGame/DonkeyKongCountryTropicalFreeze'', he can easily keep up with the much younger Kongs. He even uses his cane to injure enemies they can't!
* BlatantLies: In the original manual for ''Donkey Kong Country'', he pops up throughout and comments on stuff. On the page for the Animal Buddies, he says that none of them actually appear in the game, and on the page for the Kong Family, he pretends he doesn't know them.
* CaneFu: In ''VideoGame/DonkeyKongCountryTropicalFreeze'', he uses his cane offensively both on land or underwater. In ''Barrel Blast'', he attacks other racers with his cane and can also use it to smash barrels and certain stage hazards.
* CoolOldGuy: In ''Barrel Blast'' and ''[[VideoGame/DonkeyKongCountryTropicalFreeze Tropical Freeze]]'', where Cranky is playable.
* CrackOhMyBack: In ''VideoGame/DonkeyKong64'', if you lost at least one round against K. Rool. Happens more frequently in the cartoon.
* DeadpanSnarker: If it wasn't obvious enough just by his quotes in the games, the manuals [[UpToEleven takes this further]].
* DistressedDude: In ''Donkey Kong Jr''.
* DubNameChange: To "Bubbles" of all names, in the cartoon's German dub.
* FourthWallObserver: In the animated ''[[WesternAnimation/DonkeyKongCountry DKC]]'' series, the fourth wall practically doesn't exist for him. However, he must have gotten feeble in his old age and can no longer break it in ''[[VideoGame/DonkeyKongCountryReturns Returns]]'' (although he does lean on it at times).
* GrumpyOldMan: It's in his name.
* IdleAnimation: In ''Tropical Freeze'' when carried by DK, he picks up a newspaper and starts reading it. If he is by himself, he scratches his ear with his cane.
* JerkassHasAPoint: Mainly in the cartoon series.
* LightningBruiser: He has very high stats in all areas in ''Barrel Blast''. He is also able to keep up with the other Kongs in ''Tropical Freeze'' in spite of his old age.
* LikeAnOldMarriedCouple: Before Wrinkly's passing, he was never seen spending any time with her, only badmouthing her to the other Kongs (while she did the same about him).
* MadScientist: He mixed potions in the cartoon, which is a trait kept in ''[=DK64=]'' when he went by "Professor Cranky Kong".
* MetaGuy: Especially in the GBA ports, where he lampshades practically every trope that's used.
* NostalgiaFilter: An in-universe example, he always complains about how much better the older video games were.
* PromotedToPlayable: In ''VideoGame/DonkeyKongCountryTropicalFreeze'', marking his first playable appearance in the series, after spending two decades of providing hints and BreakingTheFourthWall.
* ScrewPolitenessImASenior: He's rude and abrasive to everyone younger than him (I.E. everyone, including his wife Wrinkly).
* SwordPlant: Uses his cane to do this in the air. It also bounces him higher in the air than just jumping.
* {{Retcon}}: Cranky Kong was always considered the elderly form of the original Donkey Kong, but he was originally described as the current Donkey Kong's grandfather, with Junior apparently MIA. Flash forward to ''Donkey Kong 64'', and Cranky begins to refer to him as "son". Official websites around this time also backed up the idea that Cranky Kong was actually DK's father. This has since been re-retconned by Nintendo, which has recently reverted back to the grandfather story in newer ''Super Smash Bros.'' and ''Donkey Kong'' titles.
* RetiredBadass: He was the original NES DK, now just lazing around in his chair or charging for special potions. This changes in ''Tropical Freeze'' to become an active hero once again.
* TheRival: To ''King K. Rool'' in ''Barrel Blast''. Fittingly, as they were once best friends in the cartoon.
* WhenIWasYourAge: Frequently indulges in this trope.
-->'''Cranky:''' Back in my day, we used to have REAL gameplay...we didn't have any of this fancy 3D stuff!
* WouldHurtAChild: He had no qualms about hitting Diddy Kong on the head with his cane whenever he visited him in the first ''Donkey Kong Country'' Game. In ''[=DKC3=]'', he would also sometimes throw a ball into Dixie and Kiddy's faces if he lost a throwing game round at Swanky's sideshow.

!!Funky Kong
->''"When ya wanna be there like now, Funky's Flights is the way to go!"''
->Debut: ''VideoGame/DonkeyKongCountry1''
->Voiced by (English): Damon D'Oliveira (''WesternAnimation/DonkeyKongCountry'')
->Voiced by (Japanese): Toshihide Tsuchiya (video games, 2007-present)

One of Donkey Kong's pals from DK Isle, Funky Kong hates leaving the safety of his garage, but gladly helps out Donkey and friends from the sidelines. He's a first-class gearhead who's invented a wide variety of vehicles and artillery to aid his friends, and often shows up at the last minute to throw a monkey wrench (pun intended) into King K. Rool's plans. When not at work, Funky loves surfing, drumming, and kart racing.

* BambooTechnology: Funky builds vehicles and weapons out of barrels and ''fruit''.
* BigDamnHeroes: He shows up in the nick of time at the end of both ''VideoGame/DonkeyKongCountry2DiddysKongQuest'' and ''VideoGame/DonkeyKong64'' to give the heroes a helping hand with some high explosives.
* BrilliantButLazy: He's pretty smart, but doesn't have the ambition to go on adventure like the other Kongs do. He instead provides them with his helpful services.
* ChuckCunninghamSyndrome: He's absent for the first time in a ''VideoGame/DonkeyKongCountry'' game in ''VideoGame/DonkeyKongCountryReturns'', and his absence is lampshaded by Cranky. [[TheBusCameBack He returns]] in ''Tropical Freeze''. He was also missing between ''Mario Super Sluggers'' and ''Tropical Freeze'', a gap of 6 years (2008-2014).
* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: At times, but mainly in the cartoon series.
* CoolShades: Generally seen wearing a pair.
* ExpressiveMask: In the cartoon, his glasses would often bend to match his facial expressions.
* {{Expy}}: He bears more than a passing resemblence to Thrilla Gorilla of T&C Surf Designs fame, especially since he was usually seen with a surfboard in the original ''Country'' trilogy.
* FinishingMove: He gives the boot to K. Rool at the end of ''Donkey Kong 64'' [[spoiler:(literally)]].
* GadgeteerGenius: He gadgeteered the jet barrels that let you move from one level to another in ''[=DKC=]'' and ''[=DKC2=]'', switched to being a supercompetant vehicle mechanic in ''[=DKC3=]'' and a weapons manufacturer in ''[=DK64=]''.
* HalfDressedCartoonAnimal: The only time he hasn't been this is in ''[=DKC3=]'', were he was [[FullyDressedCartoonAnimal fully clothed]]. He has stayed half dressed since then.
* HotBlooded: But too lazy to go adventuring.
* ImprobableWeaponUser: He fights with a [[CoolBoard surfboard]]. He even uses one as a bat in ''Mario Super Sluggers''.
* MightyGlacier: In ''Barrel Blast'', he has fantastic speed, but his other stats are poor. In ''Mario Super Sluggers'', he has great batting and good fielding stats, but he is quite slow. In ''Mario Kart Wii'', he was notable for being ''the'' fastest character, but unlike some other heavyweights, he doesn't get an acceleration bonus.
* NewJobAsThePlotDemands: Funky goes from transportation mogul in SNES to arms dealer in ''[=DK64=]'' to shopkeeper in ''Tropical Freeze''.
* PaletteSwap: Aside from the clothes, sunglasses and lighter shade of brown fur, Funky looks almost exactly like Donkey Kong.
* TheOneWhoWearsShoes: Sandals or combat boots -- and sometimes none at all -- depending on the game.
* TheRival: Kludge in ''Barrel Blast''.
* SecretCharacter: In ''Donkey Kong Barrel Blast'', ''Mario Kart Wii'' and ''Mario Super Sluggers''.
* SurferDude: In ''[=DKC2=]'' he had a levitating surfboard.
* TookALevelInBadass: In ''[=DK64=]'', where he gains a sudden proficiency in designing artillery.
* WarpWhistle: Funky's Flights serves this purpose in the first two ''DKC'' games.

!!Candy Kong
->''"How would you like a quick spin in my save barrel?"''
->Debut: ''VideoGame/DonkeyKongCountry1''
->Voiced by (Japanese): Satsuki Tsuzumi (video games, 2007-present)

Donkey Kong's girlfriend -- along with Swanky, one of the only two Kongs never to be a playable character. Candy provides a variety of services around DK Isle, including running save points and minigames.

* AbsoluteCleavage: In her first outfit and in the current picture.
* BareYourMidriff: It started in the cartoon, and has stayed since ''Donkey Kong 64''.
* BigDamnHeroes: At the end of ''VideoGame/DonkeyKong64'', she shows up to distract King K. Rool so Funky Kong could blast him with a rocket launcher.
* TheBusCameBack: After appearing in ''[=DKC=]'' she didn't receive so much as a mention until ''[=DK64=]'' several years later reintroduced her.
* BuxomIsBetter: She's the most important Kong to visit in the first Donkey Kong game (since she saved your game) and in ''Donkey Kong 64'' (since she expands your lifebar), and even [[DistractedByTheSexy K. Rool was eventually defeated because of her sex appeal.]]
* DarkSkinnedBlond: Blonde hair and brown fur the same color as most of the other apes.
* DistractedByTheSexy: See BigDamnHeroes above.
* DoubleEntendre: "Stand a little closer, Donkey/[[HelloInsertNameHere Diddy]]/[[LesYay Tiny]]/Lanky/Chunky...and I'll show you how to use your instrument."
* HairOfGoldHeartOfGold: A typical trait among female Kongs.
* HotterAndSexier: Her appearance in every game seems to reflect this.
* HourglassHottie: The only female Kong to have this figure.
* HumanoidFemaleAnimal: Originally the only female Kong that was this. Tiny's FanservicePack adds another Kong to this trope.
* MsFanservice: Parodied to an extent, especially in ''Donkey Kong 64''. She also went from wearing a pink form-fitting dress to wearing [[WhoWearsShortShorts shorts]] and a tank top.
* NewJobAsThePlotDemands: She's been seen running a save point (in the first ''DKC''), working at Bluster Barrelworks (in the cartoon), selling musical instruments (in ''VideoGame/DonkeyKong64''), running a challenge shack (in the Game Boy Color port of the first game and in ''VideoGame/DonkeyKongBarrelBlast''), hosting a dance studio (in the first Game Boy Advance port), and being Swanky's assistant (in the other GBA ports).
* OfficialCouple: With Donkey. The show touches on this relationship more than the games.
* TheOneWhoWearsShoes: Wore sneakers in ''VideoGame/DonkeyKong64''. Sandals in the cartoon.
* PinkMeansFeminine: Her original outfit was a pink leotard, and she traded it in for a pink halter top.
* {{Sexophone}}: She had one playing in her music shop in ''VideoGame/DonkeyKong64''.
* StatuesqueStunner: She towers over every protagonist in ''Donkey Kong 64'', except for Chunky.
* TheTease: Mostly in ''VideoGame/DonkeyKong64''.
* TookALevelInJerkass: In the cartoon, she became a ''massively'' short-fused bitch.
* {{Tsundere}}: Only in the cartoon, where she was inexplicably an orangutan.
* VisualInnuendo: In ''Donkey Kong 64'', she increases your health bar with large, round melons. [[VisualPun The fact that your health bar is made up of actual watermelons]] doesn't change the fact that it's a buxom ape that's handling them.

!!Wrinkly Kong
->''"Why, if it isn't Donkey -- or is it Funky? No -- Diddy!"''
->Debut: ''VideoGame/DonkeyKongCountry2DiddysKongQuest''
->Voiced by (Japanese): Miho Yamada (video games, 2007-present)

Cranky Kong's wife and Donkey Kong's grandmother (or mother?), Wrinkly used to run the Kong Kollege on Crocodile Isle, where she provided a haven and place of education for good Kremlings, as well as helpful tips for Diddy and Dixie on their quest to rescue Donkey. After the island sank, she retired to the Northern Kremisphere, where she spent her days enjoying her sunset years and caring for the local Banana Birds. Sadly, she died of old age not long after, but that didn't stop her from helping out the Kongs -- she's now a ghost, and spends as much time with her family as ever.

* BackFromTheDead: Well, not exactly Back ''From'' The Dead...
* CoolOldLady: In life, Wrinkly enjoyed aerobics and playing on the N64. Even after her death, she is a very capable racer in ''Barrel Blast''.
* CoolTeacher: She saves your game in her classroom in Donkey Kong Country 2, and the fact that she [[spoiler:was able to keep King K. Rool in line while he was her student]] stresses this even further.
-->'''Wrinkly (to Diddy and Dixie)''': "I hope you're better behaved than those reptiles. Why, I even caught one sharpening his sword in class yesterday!"
* FriendlyGhost: Even after her death, she remains as friendly as she always has been.
* IntangibleMan: Averted in ''Barrel Blast'', were she can get hurt by barrels, items or attacks by other racers and ride an Animal Friend, toboggan or a minecart like everyone else.
* LikeAnOldMarriedCouple: Before ''King of Swing'', she was never seen spending time with Cranky, only badmouthing him to the other Kongs (while he did the same.)
-->'''Wrinkly''': If you bump into Cranky, tell him to stop wasting his money on Swanky's bonus games.
* TheOneWhoWearsShoes: Wore sneakers in ''Donkey Kong Country 3''. Has forgone footwear since her death [[FogFeet for obvious reasons]].
* PinkMeansFeminine: In Donkey Kong Country 3, she was wearing a pink aerobics outfit.
* TheRival: Kopter in ''Barrel Blast''.
* SecretCharacter: In her only two playable appearances to date, the first being ''DK: King of Swing'' and the second ''VideoGame/DonkeyKongBarrelBlast''.
* SpiritAdvisor: After the third game. In ''King of Swing'', she teams up with Cranky to help teach Donkey Kong the basics of the game.
* WhenIWasYourAge: She rarely indulges into this trope, unlike Cranky.
-->'''Wrinkly:''' All these new fangled toys you play with these days. In my day we had a box and a stick... and we'd be happy!"
* WomenAreWiser: She's much more sensible and temperate than Cranky.

!!Swanky Kong
[[caption-width-right:200:Would you buy a used car from this ape?]]
->''"Give them a big hand folks!"''
->Debut: ''VideoGame/DonkeyKongCountry2DiddysKongQuest''

A flashy show-ape with all kinds of expensive bling, a bad afro, and an unhealthy preoccupation with polyester, Swanky runs a variety of games and sideshows that give the other Kongs a chance to win some beaucoup cash and prizes. Like Candy -- his occasional assistant -- Swanky Kong has never been playable. Although he is a member of the Kong family, it is unknown if he is related to anyone in it.

* ChuckCunninghamSyndrome: He hasn't made an appearance since ''Donkey Kong Country 3'' (which was released over 20 years ago -- not counting the Game Boy Advance remake). The most he's got since then was his sideshow tent outside DK's field, as well as a billboard, in ''Mario Superstar Baseball''.
* ConJoinedEyes: Something he doesn't share with DK, despite using his model.
* FullyDressedCartoonAnimal: Averted in his debut appearance in ''[=DKC2=]'', but played straight since ''[=DKC3=]''. He's currently the only male Kong to be this.
* FunnyAfro: Covered up by a bowler hat in his second appearance.
* ManOfWealthAndTaste: Proved by the fancy suit he wears since his redesign in ''[=DKC3=]'', as well as the many gold rings around his fingers. In his debut in ''[=DKC2=]'', he only wears a blue coat, but he has the rings on his fingers.
* NiceHat: Wears a bowler hat since his second appearance.
* PaletteSwap: Swanky uses the same model as Donkey Kong, but unlike DK, he has ConjoinedEyes.
* RhymesOnADime: In ''[=DKC3=]'', but only when introducing his games for the first time.
* TheOneWhoWearsShoes: In his second appearance.

[[folder:Animal Friends]]
Tropes associated with all Animal Friends:
* AssistCharacter: Most of the Animal Friends are mounts that the Kongs ride on, with a handful of exceptions (most notably Squawks in the first ''DKC'' game) who simply help him navigate their levels.
* CoolPet: What ''isn't'' cool about a rhino who can effortlessly mow his way through the strongest baddies in the game? Or a super jump powered rattlesnake? Or a friendly neighborhood (eight legged) webslinger?
* ADayInTheLimelight: Collecting three tokens in each buddy's image will let you play a bonus game with them in the first ''DKC''. In the two sequels, there are levels where you control a series of Animal Friends all in one level (Toxic Tower, Animal Antics, and Pot Hole Panic, respectively), and in ''[=DKC2=]'', Rambi, Squitter, Enguarde, Squawks, Quawks and Rattly all get a level to themselves. In ''[=DKC3=]'', Ellie and Quawks both get two levels for themselves. Squawks was the first Animal Friend to fight a boss, fighting King Zing in ''[=DKC2=]'', and in ''[=DKC3=]'', Ellie fights against Squirt while Enguarde fights against Barbos.

!!Ellie the Elephant

Introduced in ''Donkey Kong Country 3'', Ellie is an elephant with the ability to stomp on enemies, pick up and chuck barrels at enemies, and fill her trunk with water which she can then shoot at enemies.

* ArtisticLicenseBiology: She can jump ''extremely'' well considering that in real life, elephants can't jump.
* EekAMouse: Scared to death of Sneeks, a rat-like enemy. If she sees one, she'll panic and run away. In the level Stampede Sprint, nearly the entire level consists of dodging enemies while an out-of-control Ellie stampedes through the stage, having been terrified by a legion of Sneeks at its beginning.
* MakingASplash: She can use her trunk to suck up water and shoot it at enemies.
* TheSmurfettePrinciple: The only Animal Friend whose gender is definitely established as female.

!!Enguarde the Swordfish

A cheerful-looking swordfish, Enguarde gives his rider improved speed and mobility underwater and the ability to spear enemies with his large bill.

* ADayInTheLimelight: Arctic Abyss.
* TheArtifact: With the Kongs being able to defend themselves underwater by the time ''Tropical Freeze'' kicks in, Enguarde's role as an underwater weapon became pointless.
* ChuckCunninghamSyndrome: He's absent for the first time in a ''VideoGame/DonkeyKongCountry'' game in ''VideoGame/DonkeyKongCountryReturns'', mainly because the game contains no water levels. He doesn't even return for ''VideoGame/DonkeyKongCountryTropicalFreeze'' despite having water levels.
* ImplacableMan: Him and Rambi in ''Donkey Kong Barrel Blast'', were they cannot get hurt at all, but they are still affected by the [[InterfaceScrew reversed control effects]] and the loss of Wild Moves from a Mega TNT Barrel. Rambi can easily smash through boulders several times his own size, while Enguarde can defeat ''electrified sharks''.
* {{Nerf}}: In ''Donkey Kong Land III''. He can't do his charge-up stab move anymore, [[DamnYouMuscleMemory you have to press A instead of B]] to do his regular stab, and he will no longer automatically stab enemies when you get close to them. That said, he's still a faster and more precise swimmer than the Kongs and your only means of attack underwater.
* PunnyName: He's a '''sword'''fish named Enguarde(On Guard).
* SwordfishSabre: His rostrum can be used to defeat enemies. By the time of ''[[VideoGame/DonkeyKongCountry2DiddysKongQuest Donkey Kong Country 2]]'', he gets a Superstab move that allow him to defeats entire rows of mooks and destroy some walls.

!!Expresso the Ostrich

An ostrich with the abilities to jump far, run fast, and fly for a small period of time. Along with Winky, he is one of Cranky's favourite Animal Friends. Also notable for being the only Animal Friend apart from Rambi to appear in the first ''Donkey Kong Land'' game.

* ChuckCunninghamSyndrome: After the first game, he disappears with no explanation. (Though, he did reappear in the UsefulNotes/GameBoy game "Donkey Kong Land", which was a different/new game from the SNES ''DKC''.)
* NiceShoes: Wears sneakers.
* ReplacementGoldfish: In the GBA port of ''[=DKC2=]'', Cranky buys another ostrich and names him Expresso, after the one seen in the first game.

!!Glimmer the Anglerfish

An anglerfish that helps Diddy and Dixie Kong by providing light in dark areas, thanks to his lure. He, unlike other animal friends, cannot be hurt. Glimmer was also seen in the trailer to ''Donkey Kong Racing'', but it is unknown if he was going to be rideable.

* ADayInTheLimelight: Glimmer's Galleon.
* AlluringAnglerfish: Subverted. He is not hideous-looking, and he actually helps the Kongs by providing light inside the sunken ship he lives in.
* ArtisticLicenseBiology: Glimmer is a large [[AnimalGenderBender male anglerfish with a lure]] and he is also toothless. He is slightly smaller than Dixie Kong.
* ChuckCunninghamSyndrome: Has only appeared in ''[=DKC2=]''. He's also the only animal friend missing from ''Donkey Kong Land 2'', but he is seen on the game's boxart, being chased by a [[PiranhaProblem Lockjaw]].
* InfiniteFlashlight: Thanks to his lure.

!!Parry the Parallel Bird

A small bird that always flies perfectly parallel above the Kongs. Parry can collect items and kill Booty Birds (fat birds that hide treasure), but anything else will kill him. If you manage to reach the "No Animal Sign", you usually get rewarded with several extra lives or even a Bonus Barrel.

* ChuckCunninghamSyndrome: Has only appeared in ''[=DKC3=]''.
* EscortMission: As mentioned above, you sometimes have to get him to the end of the level in order to progress.
* OneHitPointWonder: All enemies except Booty Birds will defeat him in one hit.


A purple parrot, appearing in ''[=DKC2=]'' and ''[=DKC3=]''. In the former, he could only fly downwards slowly like a "parrot-chute", but in the latter, he gained the abilities to fly in the same way as Squawks and to lift barrels. He made his grand return a decade later, in ''Donkey Kong: Barrel Blast'', where his name was finally revealed.

* AscendedExtra: His new abilities in ''[=DKC3=]'', along with getting two levels instead of just one dedicated to him.
* PaletteSwap: Of Squawks (see below).
* TookALevelInBadass: In ''Barrel Blast'', he plays the same role as the infamous '''Spiny Shell''' from the ''Mario Kart'' series, but his attack can be avoided with a well timed jump or by turning very sharply. If he is summoned by a Kong, the player who gets hit will also lose ''all'' of their bananas.

!!Rambi the Rhino

A rhinoceros with attitude and a need for speed. The most iconic Animal Friend, Rambi has appeared in almost all of the ''DKC'' games (with the noticeable exception of ''VideoGame/DonkeyKongCountry3DixieKongsDoubleTrouble''). He grants his rider increased speed, near-invincibility to enemies (as long as they don't come from above or behind), the power to break through walls, and the ability to traverse some dangerous terrain.

* ADayInTheLimelight: Rambi Rumble.
* AllAnimalsAreDogs: In his IdleAnimation, he pants like one.
* ImplacableMan: In the Gameboy game "Donkey Kong Land 2", he is oddly [[InvincibilityPowerUp completely invincible.]] (Even getting attacked from behind/above doesn't hurt him in this game, unlike every other one.) Only falling down a bottomless pit can defeat him in that game.
* LightningBruiser: He's just as fast as his riders and a more effective fighter.
* PowerUpMount: A badass monkey deserves a badass steed, and Rambi delivers.
* RammingAlwaysWorks: He's a rhino; the only times it doesn't work is against enemies that are invincible, or in the case of ''VideoGame/DonkeyKongCountryReturns'', on fire.
* RhinoRampage: But of course.

!!Rattly the Rattlesnake

A coiled-up, goofy looking green snake with the ability to jump high.

* ADayInTheLimelight: Rattle Battle.
* ChuckCunninghamSyndrome: Hasn't appeared since ''[=DKC2=]''
* GoombaStomp: His can take out [[TheSpiny spiny-type]] enemies like Zingers.
* NonIndicativeName: Rattly doesn't have a rattle on his tail.
* SnakesAreSinister: Averted. He's with the good guys.
* SpringCoil: Rattly's tail serves as a spring to launch the Kongs into the air.
* SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute: For Winky. Rattly is easier to control and has the ability to charge superjumps.

!!Squawks the Parrot

The most commonly recurring Animal Friend, Squawks is a green parrot that lives with Cranky Kong. Unlike the other Animal Friends, Squawks has had a different use in many of the games he's appeared in. In ''DKC'', he carried a lantern to light up a dark cavern; in ''[=DKC2=]'' and ''[=DKC3=]'', he actually carried the Kongs and spat eggs at enemies; in ''[=DK64=]'' he told the story, gave tutorials, found golden bananas and magic barrels for the Kongs, and carried a flashlight; and in ''DKCR'' and ''Tropical Freeze'', he helps the Kongs locate hidden puzzle pieces.

Tropes associated with Squawks:
* ADayInTheLimelight: Screech's Sprint, were he races his EvilCounterpart.
* AscendedExtra: Squawks went from being virtually useless in ''DKC'' to fulfilling a vital role in ''[=DKC2=]''. He was the first Animal Friend to fight a boss.
* BreathWeapon: Spits eggs.
* EvilCounterpart: Screech, the Kremling bird. He's a reddish-brown parrot with a white beak and yellow eyes.
* MetalDetectorPuzzle: His role in ''VideoGame/DonkeyKongCountryReturns'' and ''VideoGame/DonkeyKongCountryTropicalFreeze''.
* MrExposition: In ''VideoGame/DonkeyKong64'' (Not to be confused with ParrotExposition).
* PollyWantsAMicrophone
* ShownTheirWork: As of ''Donkey Kong Country Returns'' and as shown in the image, he is portrayed with two toes pointing forward and two toes pointing back like a real-life parrot. In previous games, he only had one toe in the back.
* TookALevelInBadass: In his first appearance, all he did was carry a flashlight. In his next appearances, he can kill [[DemonicSpiders zingers]].

!!Squitter the Spider

A giant, fuzzy spider with cool sneakers and the ability to fire webs, as either projectiles or platforms.

* ADayInTheLimelight: Web Woods.
* GiantSpider: Like Rattly, Squitter is an animal normally depicted as scary and evil but being depicted as friendly and cute.
* GoombaStomp: Averted in ''[=DKC2=]'', when he gets damaged if he tries to do so, but played straight in ''[=DKC3=]''.
* ImprovisedPlatform: His platform webs provide temporary platforms. He uses them to climb cliffs, cross lava fields, chasms, spike pits and the like, and reach bonus barrels.
* NiceShoes: Eight legs and a sneaker at the end of each.

!!Winky the Frog

A frog with the ability to jump high, appearing in the first game and the first game alone (although he makes a cameo in ''[=DKC2=]'', in Cranky's Monkey Museum). He and Expresso are Cranky's favourite Animal Friends. (Coincidentally, Expresso got a cameo in a Banjo game as well.)

* ChuckCunninghamSyndrome: Has been missing since ''[=DKC=]''.
* GoombaStomp: Can stomp on [[DemonicSpiders zingers]], but red ones will hurt him.
* PowerUpLetdown: While being able to make high jumps was useful, Winky's hopping (as opposed to walking) movement made him very difficult to control. This problem was addressed with his replacement, Rattly. Also, the GBA port greatly fixed his movement.

[[folder:Other Good Guys]]
!![[Franchise/SuperMarioBros Mario]]

"Mr. Video Game" himself, the hero of the Mushroom Kingdom first earned his stripes rescuing his then-girlfriend Pauline from the rampaging Donkey Kong. Mario and DK have clashed several times since then, most notably when Mario flew off the handle in ''Donkey Kong Jr.'' and locked DK up, forcing his son to rescue him. Read more about Mario in [[Characters/SuperMarioBros his own character sheet]].

!!The Brothers Bear
->Debut: ''VideoGame/DonkeyKongCountry3DixieKongsDoubleTrouble''
[[caption-width-right:350:As they appeared in the SNES version.]]

A family of bears scattered all over the Northern Kremesphere in ''VideoGame/DonkeyKongCountry3DixieKongsDoubleTrouble''. There's at least one bear per level, as well as several who can be visited in the overworld. Talking to the bears and sometimes solving their problems will unlock the way toward Banana Bird caves, or free a Banana Bird entirely. The bears are Bazaar, Barnacle, Brash, Blunder, Bramble, Blue, Bazooka, Blizzard, Barter, Benny, Björn, Baffle, Boomer, and in the [=GBA=] remake, Bachelor. In ''Donkey Kong Land III'', a generic bear runs the Sheepy Shop where you can play a memory game for life balloons and teleport between levels.

Tropes associated with the Bears.
* AdaptationSpeciesChange: In the [=GBA=] remake, Blizzard went from polar to grizzly.
* BadassMustache: In the original Super Nintendo game, Bazooka Bear had an impressive mustache. Sadly gone in the [=GBA=] remake.
* ADogNamedDog: One of the bears is named Björn, which is Swedish for ''bear''. The Brothers bear introduced in ''Donkey Kong Land III'' is literally named Bear.
* FetchQuest: Oh yeah. Sometime's it's as easy as giving an item to win a Banana Bird, and sometimes you have to go through several bears just to open a cave.
* ForgottenBirthday: Poor Blue is mopey because he thinks nobody remembered his... [[spoiler:Blizzard didn't, but he can't make it due to the snow.]]
* ICallItVera: Bazooka's cannon, Bessie.
* JerkJock: Brash, who flaunts his record in the Riverside Race... until you break it, and he proves to be a SoreLoser.
* LooseLips: Blunder will let hints to reaching the Lost World slip whenever you see him.
* MeaningfulName: Heck, yes! To begin with, Bazaar Bear runs a shop, Barnacle Bear is a sea captain, Blue Bear is depressed... there's no end to it!
* ResetButton: If you trade the mirror for Benny's wrench, Barter Bear uses it to improve his looks. After you buy the mirror back to solve Baffle's code, Barter goes back to his old appearance because, according to him, he fell in a hole shortly afterwards.
* StuffBlowingUp: Boomer Bear will blow up obstacles to stages in the overworld of Kremetoa in exchange for Bonus Coins.
* UnReveal: One of the questions you can ask Bazaar at the beginning of the game is "Who lives inside the castle?" If you pay his fee, he'll say that [[spoiler:he only went as far as the 'Keep Out' signs.]]

!!K. Lumsy
->Debut: ''VideoGame/DonkeyKong64''

A giant Kremling that appears in ''VideoGame/DonkeyKong64''. K. Rool wanted him to crush Kong Isle under his colossal feet, but K. Lumsy refused, and was imprisoned. K. Rool then gave the keys to K. Lumsy's cage to the game's bosses. Every time the Kongs undo a lock, K. Lumsy does a dance of joy, which causes tremors that open the way to the next level.

* AccessoryWearingCartoonAnimal: Only wears a skull of an animal with big horns on his head.
* AttackOfTheFiftyFootWhatever: Singlehandedly ''the'' biggest Kremling of them all.
* BlackSheep: He was locked up by K. Rool, as he didn't want to destroy DK Island and eliminate the Kongs.
* BigLittleBrother: According to the Japanese version of ''[=DK64=]'', he is King K. Rool's younger brother.
* DumbMuscle: Of the childish variety.
* GentleGiant: But K. Rool doesn't want Gentle Giants, so the big lug was imprisoned.
* HappyDance: Does one everytime the Kongs give him a key to his cage, except for the third key.
* MySpeciesDothProtestTooMuch: He was the only Kremling who actually liked the Kongs.
* PunnyName: K. Lumsy = clumsy.

->''"This isn't a joke, Kong! I NEED those blueprints, and so do you!"''
->Debut: ''VideoGame/DonkeyKong64''

A weasel of questionable honor who appears in ''VideoGame/DonkeyKong64''. Snide was a former member of the Kremling Krew and their chief engineer, but K. Rool got paranoid and suspected Snide of working against him, so he kicked the weasel out. Snide created the Blast-O-Matic superweapon that the Kremlings intended to use to destroy DK Isle; as his revenge, he helped the Kongs by giving them back some of the Golden Bananas K. Rool stole from them, as well as by holding off the Blast-O-Matic's firing sequence so that the Kongs could disable it.

* TheAtoner: He's trying to make up for helping the Kremlings make a doomsday device by helping the Kongs stop it.
* BeingEvilSucks: Working for K. Rool didn't work out so well for him, so he [[HeelFaceTurn turned]] to the Kongs' side.
* EvilGenius: He ''was'' this to K. Rool.
* LastNameBasis: Calls all five of the Kongs 'Kong' instead of by their individual names.
* SharpDressedMan: Check out that suit.

!!Stanley the Bugman
->Debut: ''Donkey Kong 3''

A human bug-exterminator. Stanley fought against Donkey Kong [[note]]or maybe Cranky Kong, depending on how you interpret the timeline[[/note]] in ''Franchise/DonkeyKong 3'', but the big ape had it coming -- DK invaded a greenhouse and got the local bugs all riled up, so Stanley had to go in there and perform some pest control. Stanley originally appeared in the GameAndWatch game ''Greenhouse'' before his brief trip to the NES, and had a handful more G&W appearances afterwards.

* CoolGun: A spray gun filled with insecticide.

!!Timber the Tiger
->Debut: ''VideoGame/DiddyKongRacing''

An anthropomorphic preteen tiger who lives on a tropical island (presumably not far from DK Isle). When his parents went on vacation, Timber's island was invaded by the [[strike:evil]] super-{{Jerkass}} sorcerer Wizpig, so he called on Diddy Kong and a bunch of other friends (including [[VideoGame/BanjoKazooie Banjo]] and [[VideoGame/ConkersBadFurDay Conker]]) to help rescue the island.

* BadassAdorable: Just like many of the other racers in the game.
* JackOfAllStats: He's in the middleweight class and has average top speed, turning and acceleration.
* PantheraAwesome: A young tiger that can race.
* StandardizedLeader: He was supposed to be the leader of the good guys.

!! Professor Chops
->Debut: ''VideoGame/DonkeyKongCountryReturns''

An anthropomorphic pig introduced in ''VideoGame/DonkeyKongCountryReturns'', he assists Donkey and Diddy in their quest by dispensing advice, acting as a midway point, and by summoning Super Kong if they fail one too many times in a level.

* CheckPoint: His job.
* ExpositionFairy: He explains many basics of the games he appears in.
* NerdGlasses: He wears a big pair of them.
* NoNameGiven: In ''Returns'', at least.
* SuddenNameChange: In his debut appearance, he's merely called "Tutorial Pig". [[Creator/RetroStudios Retro]] gave him the far catchier name "Professor Chops" in ''VideoGame/DonkeyKongCountryTropicalFreeze''.

[[folder:The Kremling Krew]]
!!King K. Rool
->''"'Fatso', is it? I'd choose your last words more carefully if I were you."''
->Debut: ''VideoGame/DonkeyKongCountry''
->Voiced by (English): Chris Sutherland (video games, 1999) Ben Campbell (''WesternAnimation/DonkeyKongCountry'')
->Voiced by (Japanese): Toshihide Tsuchiya (video games, 2007-present)

An obscenely rich (and fat) crocodile who lords over the Kremlings, just as Bowser does for the Koopas. K. Rool is Donkey Kong's ArchEnemy in the ''VideoGame/DonkeyKongCountry'' games, much as Bowser is to Mario. Prone to adopting new personas (Kaptain K. Rool, Baron K. Roolenstein, etc.) at the drop of a hat.

* {{Acrofatic}}: Take one look at the guy. Pretty overweight, right? Well, not only can he jump as high as Mario or Luigi, but he can also outrun Donkey Kong, is able to support his own weight with one hand, and is able to play an entire baseball game without tiring (at least when he isn't pitching).
* AdaptationPersonalityChange: In the games he's a cold-blooded and maniacal Kremling overlord who manages to capture members of the Kong family with surprising efficiency and frequency. In the cartoon, he's a LaughablyEvil IneffectualSympatheticVillain.
* AdiposeRex: He is clearly fat.
* AffablyEvil: The cartoon version.
* AGodAmI: Sees himself as the "''Supreme Ruler of all Evil''" in the cartoon.
* ArchEnemy: To Donkey Kong and the rest of the Kong clan.
* AxCrazy: Lampshaded by Nintendo on more than one occasion, particularly in reference to his schizophrenic adoption of multiple personas as his [[NoKillLikeOverkill love of the overkill]].
* AuthorityEqualsAsskicking: He is the final boss in each game he appears in.
* BadassGrandpa: In the cartoon, where it turns out that he and Cranky Kong are actually childhood buddies, meaning he's roughly the same age as Donkey Kong's grandpa, yet still doing all the stuff he does.
* BerserkButton: There was this time in the cartoon when Klump's video conference messed him up in the computer game he was playing. It angered him so much that he let out an epic BigNo and smashed the computer.
* BadBoss: He keeps his minions in a constant state of misery, rules through fear, and is perfectly willing to sic Klaptraps on his already overworked engineers to speed things up.
* TheBattleDidntCount: Four times in ''[=DK64=]''.
* BigBad: Of all the games he appears in.
* {{BFG}}: In the 2nd game.
* BoxingBattler: In ''Donkey Kong 64'', where he dons a boxing outfit, complete with gloves and champion's belt during the FinalBoss battle.
* TheCaligula
* TheChessmaster: Mainly in the cartoon.
* ChuckCunninghamSyndrome: He hasn't made a non-cameo appearance since 2008's ''VideoGame/MarioSuperSluggers''.
* ColdBloodedTorture: [[spoiler:The first time you fight him on the Flying Krock in ''Donkey Kong Country 2'', he is seen beating Donkey Kong. And by "beating", we mean firing ''cannonballs'' at him while he's tied up.]]
* {{Determinator}}: The one consistent thing between his many personas is the fact that they all take immense amounts of effort to put down, usually being multi-stage bosses. In VideoGame/DonkeyKong64, he goes through multiple rounds of being hammered by ''every'' Kong, and it still takes high explosives to merely get rid of him.
* DeathGlare: He delivered one to Army Dillo after the latter's first failure. With his [[EyeScream gruesome looking eye]], he can do these easily.
* DrFakenstein: In ''Donkey Kong Country 3'', complete with "-stein" prefix and "Baron" title.
* EvilBrit: In the cartoon and in ''Donkey Kong 64''
* EvilIsHammy: Particularly in the cartoon.
* EvilSoundsDeep: In ''VideoGame/DonkeyKong64'' and ''Mario Super Sluggers''.
* EvilVersusEvil:
** In the cartoon, he was often at odds with Kaptain Skurvy.
** In ''Mario Super Sluggers'', he has bad chemistry with Bowser.
* EyeScream: It's so bulgy and veiny... And that's just the more recent portrayals: in the ''DKC'' games and ''[=DK64=]'', the red marks don't even ''look'' like veins but ''blood stains on the eye'', which makes him look ''demonic''. Subverted in the cartoon, though, where his eye is just bulgy.
* FatBastard: He might look like a silly overgrown lizard, but he's a ruthless villain who will resort to very evil actions to get what he wants, including kidnapping ''Donkey Kong himself'' in two games and planning to destroy DK Isles in ''64''.
* FinalBoss: Of each game he appears in.
* FinalExamBoss: In ''Donkey Kong 64'', K. Rool has to be fought in at least five boxing rounds (more if time runs out in any of them), each with one of the playable Kong characters. And each Kong has to attack him using a specific strategy that makes use of their unique tools and/or abilities.
* FriendlyEnemy: [[spoiler: He's shown performing a secret handshake with Donkey Kong in the bizarre secret ending of ''Donkey Kong 64''.]]
* GeniusBruiser: He's pretty smart and very strong. Quite fitting as crocodiles in real life are intelligent even among reptile standards.
* GoKartingWithBowser: In the cartoon, it turns out that originally he and Cranky Kong were friends, and in those days there was peace between Kremling and Kong, with the feud only flaring up after their friendship broke up over K. Rool's cheating in one of their contests. So, Donkey Kong and the gang decide to try and get the two to remember their friendship and see if that'll put an end to the fighting. It works... [[GoneHorriblyRight too well]]; Cranky and K. Rool are such madcap pranksters and daredevils that they drive ''everybody'', Kong and Kremling alike, nuts, and eventually they force them to break their friendship again simply because it's more ''peaceful'' when they're at open war with each other. King K. Rool can also race with Donkey Kong in ''Barrel Blast''.
* HelicopterPack: In the third game.
* IdleAnimation: In ''Mario Super Sluggers'' when left idle while batting, he will do a gesture with his left hand towards the pitcher that basically means "Come on!".
* InformedSpecies: Despite being a crocodile, he has an overbite and a wide U-shaped snout more akin to an alligator.
* TheInsomniac: This is sometimes used to explain the way his eye looks.
* ItsAllAboutMe: Many of the evil actions he does in the games are solely to satisfy his personal objectives and goals.
* KingKoopaCopy: He's one of the more straightforward examples of this trope, especially among fellow Nintendo franchises. The chief difference is that K. Rool lacks Bowser's more noble attributes; whereas Bowser is a BenevolentBoss who views Mario as a WorthyOpponent, K. Rool is a selfish BadBoss who is perfectly willing to exterminate the Kongs when given the chance and often fakes defeat to throw them off guard.
* LargeAndInCharge: Among the largest Kremlings, though some of the monster bosses are huge even compared to him.
* LaughingMad: In ''Barrel Blast'' if he repeatedly slams into breakable objects (such as barrels) or enemies (like the Zingers) while using a Wild Move.
* LightningBruiser: Don't let his size fool you; K. Rool is not only very strong and very resilient, but he's also very fast. He also has very high stats in ''Barrel Blast''.
* MadEye: One of his most iconic features.
* MadScientist: In ''[=DKC3=]'', supported by his alias "Baron K. Roolenstein".
* MightyGlacier: In ''Mario Super Sluggers'', he is tied with Bowser and Petey Piranha for the best batting stat in the game, but he is also tied with Red Magikoopa as the slowest character.
* NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast: K. Rool sounds like "cruel".
* NeverMyFault: Mainly in the cartoon, he would blame his flunkies for his mishaps.
* NeverSmileAtACrocodile: He is the leader of an evil crocodile gang that likes to cause havoc for the Kongs.
* NewJobAsThePlotDemands: Shows up as the king of the Kremlings, a ship captain, and a MadScientist in the first three DK installments (and a pro boxer by the end of ''VideoGame/DonkeyKong64'' as his last time changing his personas). He seems to settle on King after that.
* OddFriendship: He has good chemistry with King Boo in ''Mario Super Sluggers''.
* OlderThanTheyLook: In the cartoon, he grew up with Cranky.
* OneHitPointWonder: In his rematch in ''[=DKC2=]'', he is defeated with a single cannonball...but before that cannonball can show up, he goes through a long sequence of attacks first.
* {{Pirate}}: In ''[=DKC2=]'' were goes by the alias "Kaptain K. Rool".
* PoliticallyIncorrectVillain: In ''VideoGame/DonkeyKong64'', he attempted to essentially commit genocide against the Kongs. If the Rare commentary is anything to go by, his stealing the banana hoard has to do with starving the Kongs [[ so he can move in on their land]]. As revealed in ''Jungle Climber'', he does not even like bananas.
* PunnyName: Works on two levels. First, he's a king named "Rool" (rule). Then you add on the K and it becomes "cruel".
* PutOnABus: He hasn't appeared in a ''Donkey Kong'' game since ''Jungle Climber'' in 2007 and his latest non-cameo appearance was in ''Mario Super Sluggers'' in 2008. He has had a trophy in all ''Super Smash Bros.'' games since ''Melee'', so Nintendo hasn't forgotten him, but he's conspicuously absent with no mention from ''Donkey Kong Country Returns'' and ''Tropical Freeze''.
* RedEyesTakeWarning: Mainly because they're bloodshot.
* RoyalBrat: [[spoiler:To Wrinkly while she taught him as a child.]]
* RoyalsWhoActuallyDoSomething: K. Rool is a villainous example, always coming up with one scheme after another, and typically taking a direct hand in them.
* StoutStrength: K. Rool is very fat, but also ''very'' strong. Oftentimes, he's even [[{{Acrofatic}} faster]] than DK is! He's also able to support his own weight with one hand in ''DK: King of Swing''.
* SurroundedByIdiots: Claims to be this during a cutscene in ''[=DK64=]'', complete with a FacePalm. It's also a constant theme in the cartoon: in the episode "The Curse of Kongo Bongo," Krusha and Klump are trying to decode a plan they themselves came up with, only to forget said code, leading to this:
-->'''K. Rool''': It's at times like this I find that I must ask myself again and again: "Do I ''really'' want the [[MacGuffin Crystal Coconut]] ''this'' badly?"
* TacticalSuicideBoss: It's very common for K. Rool to be defeated in his boss fights simply because he keeps making the same mistakes again and again. For example, in the original ''[=DKC=]'', he keeps throwing his crown at [=DK=] and Diddy, giving them the perfect opportunity to jump on his head, and in ''64'', his constant showboating leaves him open to the Kongs' attacks.
* TheRival: Cranky Kong in ''Barrel Blast''.
* TimeLimitBoss: Each of his battle phases in ''64'' is on a time limit.
* WouldHitAGirl: He has no problems attacking the younger Kongs, even if Dixie and Tiny are female.
* YourSizeMayVary: Is much bigger in ''Donkey Kong 64'' than in both his previous and later appearances.

!!The Kremlings
->Debut: ''VideoGame/DonkeyKongCountry1''

The minions of King K. Rool, the Kremlings are a clan of nasty-tempered, dim-witted reptiles from Crocodile Isle. They have a seafaring culture with an emphasis on piracy. Despite their [[AlwaysChaoticEvil generally evil disposition]], [[MySpeciesDothProtestTooMuch a few Kremlings have]] [[HeelFaceTurn switched sides to help out the Kongs]].

* ActionBomb: Kaboom, Klasp and Kracka.
* AirborneMook: Kloak, Kackle, and Kopter.
* {{Ascended Extra}}s:
** Klump and Krusha, two mooks in the first game, were made singular characters in the cartoon. Krusha also became a SecretCharacter in ''Donkey Kong 64''s multiplayer mode. Klump also became a SecretCharacter in ''Barrel Blast''.
** The playable Kopter in ''Barrel Blast''.
** Kritter became a playable character in ''DK: King of Swing'', the ''Mario Strikers'' series, ''Mario Super Sluggers'' as well as ''VideoGame/DonkeyKongBarrelBlast''.
* AttackOfTheFiftyFootWhatever: Kerozene, who is even larger than K. Rool. Also K. Lumsy from ''Donkey Kong 64''.
* BashBrothers: Kuff 'n' Klout.
* {{BFG}}: Bazuka and Kannon.
* {{BFS}}: Kutlass. The instruction manual for ''[=DKC2=]'' humourously states that he ordered the swords from a TV offer, and they turned out to be bigger than he expected because of his small TV screen.
* BreathWeapon: Kerozene.
* BringIt: Done by Krusha and Krumple, after shrugging off an ineffectual attack.
* CarryABigStick: Kudgel and Kosha.
* CoolShades: Worn by Kasplats.
* CrosshairAware: Kroc.
* DeaderThanDead: Krow in ''[=DKC2=]''. First, he's the WarmUpBoss; then, after '''''[[GettingCrapPastTheRadar explicitly dying]]''''', he later returns as a [[OurGhostsAreDifferent ghost]] to serve as the one of the last bosses as well -- predictably, you have to "kill" him '''''again'''''.
* DefectorFromDecadence: Klubba hates K. Rool, so he plays minigames (in the UsefulNotes/GameBoyAdvance remake) with the Kongs and lets them into the Lost World... for a price. Kong ally K. Lumsy was also locked up when he refused to help K. Rool destroy Donkey Kong Island and the "cute little monkeys" inhabiting it.
* DemBones: The skeletal Kritters, the teeth of Klaptraps and the Resident Demon in ''Donkey Kong 64''. Kackle from ''[=DKC2=]''.
* DualWielding: Kutlass and Krook, although Krook usually throws the hook from the same hand over again.
* EliteMook: Krusha, Kruncha, Krumple and Kasplat.
* EnemySummoner: Kloak.
* EvilLaugh: Kloak and Kackle in ''[=DKC2=]''. The Resident Demon in ''[=DK64=]''. Kalypso in ''Barrel Blast''. Kroc in the GBA remake of ''[=DKC3=]''.
* FatBastard: Klump and Kannon.
* FiveBadBand: In ''Barrel Blast'':
** BigBad: K. Rool.
** TheDragon: Kopter, Klump and Kritter.
** TheBrute: Kludge.
** TheDarkChick: Kalypso.
** EnfantTerrible: Kip and Kass.
* FriendlyEnemy: General Klump and Krusha were sometimes this to the Kongs in the cartoon.
* FunnyAfro: Kalypso has one.
* GiantMook: Big Klaptraps in ''Donkey Kong 64''.
* HalfDressedCartoonAnimal: In ''Donkey Kong Country 2'', most of the Kremlings wear pants but not shirts (due to the pirate theme). In ''Donkey Kong 64'', Kasplats wear black vests, boots and gloves as well as CoolShades, but no pants.
* HandCannon: ''Literally'' in the case of Kannons and Bazukas.
* {{Hook Hand}}s: Krook.
* HeavilyArmoredMook: Koin and Koindozer.
* InstantAwesomeJustAddDragons: Dragon Kremlings from ''Jungle Climber''.
* InvincibleMinorMinion: Rockkrocs (except in the remakes and the Japanese version of the SNES ''DKC'') ,Kackle and Kuchukas.
* MadBomber: Kuchuka.
* MechaMook: The Robotic Kritters in ''Donkey Kong 64''. The Super Team in ''Super Mario Strikers'' uses a Robo-Kritter as their goalie, instead of a regular Kritter.
* MonogenderMonsters: Until ''Barrel Blast'', when Kass and Kalypso were introduced.
%%* {{Mooks}}
* NightOfTheLivingMooks: Kloak, Kackle, the Resident Demon, the skeletal Kritters and the teeth of Klaptraps.
* OffModel: Krunch, compared to other Kritters, looks a little odd.
* OneWingedAngel: The ''Jungle Climber'' bosses are regular Kritters, powered up by the Crystal Bananas.
* {{Pirate}}s: In ''Donkey Kong Country 2'' and ''Donkey Kong Land 2''.
* RealMenWearPink: Skiddas, Koindozers, Krimps, pink Krunchas and pink Klumps. Kritter also wears pink clothing/armor in the ''Mario Strikers'' series when on Princess Peach's team.
* RedEyesTakeWarning: Rockkrocs, Kloaks, Kackles, Dark Klobbers, Robotic Kritters, Kip, Kass, Kludge and Kalypso.
* ShockwaveStomp: Done by Kasplats.
* SssssnakeTalk: In the GBA remakes. Krunch also does this in the intro of ''Diddy Kong Racing DS''.
* StatuesqueStunner: Kalypso. Not counting her big afro, she is somewhere inbetween Tiny and Candy's height.
* SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute: Many of the Kremlings in the sequels for Kremlings from previous games in function and appearance.
* TopHeavyGuy: Krusha, Kruncha, Kudgel, Klubba, Krumple, Kasplat and Kuff 'n' Klout. {{Mook}}s with this appearance can only be defeated by a jump attack from the heavier Kong (or from Diddy and Dixie teamed up) without a barrel or Animal Friend.
* TurnsRed: Kruncha.
* XtremeKoolLetterz: All Kremlings share the trait of having their names start with K, especially when a C would make more sense, ''Franchise/MortalKombat'' style.

->''Bzzzzt... Click... Kongs enemy. You must be... DESTROYED!!!''

The apparent new leader of the Kremlings in ''VideoGame/DonkeyKongCountry3DixieKongsDoubleTrouble'', and a killer robot intent on world conquest, it's found to be secretly under the control of K. Rool in his latest guise and powered by the captured Donkey and Diddy Kong. Has multiple heads that appear when each is destroyed.

Tropes applying to KAOS:
* CoolShades: His second head has sunglasses, which is also seen in the picture.
* CranialProcessingUnit: Which overlaps with AttackItsWeakPoint.
* TheDragon: To King K. Rool.
* EyeBeams: The first head fire these.
* HomemadeInventions: K. Rool apparently built him out of pots and pans.
* HumanResources: Was originally powered by the captured Donkey and Diddy's cerebral energies.
* KillerRobot: Fairly obvious.
* LosingYourHead: Happens when each is attacked enough, and in the first battle, it flies around firing lasers.
* MadBomber: His third head erratically fires grenades.
* ManBehindTheMan: K. Rool secretly controls it under the guise of Baron K. Roolenstein.
* NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast: Yep. Kastle Kaos, Kaos Kore and KAOS Karnage even more so.
* RoboSpeak: His quotes are incredibly mechanical.
* ShoutOut: His second head resembles the Franchise/{{Terminator}}.
* TrickBoss: The second fight. He only takes two hits before going down, then K. Rool shows himself.

!!Army Dillo
->Debut: ''VideoGame/DonkeyKong64''

A cowardly armadillo who lacks a shell of his own, Army Dillo is equipped with a mechanical shell that makes up for the real one he lacks. He acts as one of K. Rool's agents in ''Donkey Kong 64'', serving as the ClimaxBoss of both Jungle Japes and Crystal Caves.
* AttackItsWeakPoint: His face, which he exposes in order to laugh at you.
* {{BFG}}: Gains one during the battle in Crystal Caves. After his small cannons are blown off, he adds an enormous rocket launcher to the top of his shell, which can drop huge fireballs on you and fire a heat seeking missile.
* BossArenaIdiocy: TNT barrels spawn in the centre of both his arenas.
* DirtyCoward: Flees as soon as his rockets are destroyed, and is so terrified of reporting failure to K. Rool that he actually faints. The second time he lasts until his entire armour is wrecked, then he tries to slink off again.
* EvilLaugh: When he's done attacking, he sticks his face out to laugh. This leaves him vulnerable.
* {{Fireballs}}: He attacks with these when he has his guard on.
* GiantFlyer: During your second battle with him, where he uses rockets to fly up into the air. Initially he just uses this to slam down and create shockwaves, but after you hit him three times, he'll bombard you from the air as well.
* HardHead: You throw TNT barrels into his face. This damages his shell, but somehow does no damage to his face.
* KingMook: Appears to be a giant Army. Unlike them, he doesn't have real armor.
* MidSeasonUpgrade: Midgame upgrade, but the same principle applies.
* MonowheelMayhem: Curls up into a ball and rolls about, trying to crush you.
* PoweredArmour: His shell, which is made of metal and electrically powered.
* PunnyName: The name is a play on Army and Armadillo.
* RecurringBoss: You face him twice in the game (Jungle Japes and Crystal Caves), and both times as Donkey Kong.
* ShockwaveStomp: During the second battle, Army Dillo can elevate upward and then fall down to create a shockwave: Once after the boss is hit for the first time, twice after the second hit, and three after the third.
* SociopathicSoldier: It's PlayedForLaughs, but there's no way to deny that Army certainly seems to enjoy blasting DK with rockets.
* SuddenlyVoiced: Inverted. At one point in development, he was intended to speak, but his lines weren't used in the final version. He actually pronounces K. Rool's name as "KAY Rool" in one of these lines, unlike [[WesternAnimation/DonkeyKongCountry some people that could be mentioned]].
* TacticalSuicideBoss: If he stopped exposing his face to mock you, he'd be invincible.

!! Dogadon
->Debut: ''VideoGame/DonkeyKong64''
-> Voiced by : Creator/PeterCullen (archive audio)

A red, giant-sized hybrid between a dragonfly and a dragon. He guards two of the Boss Keys that are necessary to free Lumsy from his imprisonment, and obviously he won't give them to the Kongs without fighting back.
* EekAMouse: In the secret ending, he roars at Diddy Kong, scaring him, only to get scared himself by a small yellow Gnawty.
* {{Fireballs}}: His primary attack is spitting fireballs rapidly at his opponents: Five at the start, ten after he's hit once and fifteen when he's hit twice. During his fight against Chunky, he sticks to only five per turn during the second phase of the fight (this is necessary from the game's external point of view, because the ground is sinking into lava and it would be impossible to defeat him in time if he increased further his attack's duration).
* GreyAndGrayMorality: In a series where Black and White Morality is the norm, he really stands out. He had a valid reason to be upset onto Diddy when he killed one of his babies, but no reason is given to attack Chunky other than simply guarding the boss key of Fungi Forest.
* PlayingWithFire: In addition to shooting fireballs, he has a very powerful attack that consists of a barrier of fire that slowly combs the battlefield (the only possible way to avoid this attack is to grab onto one of the ledges and not moving until the attack passes on).
* RecurringBoss: He's the boss of both Angry Aztec and Fungi Forest. Diddy fights him in the former and Chunky does in the latter.
* ShockwaveStomp: During the battle against Chunky, he performs this attack as he rests after shooting fireballs. This narrow moment is when Chunky has to counter-attack.
* TimeLimitBoss: He becomes this during the second battle after being hit three times with the explosive barrels. If Chunky doesn't deplete his HP in time, he will burn in lava and die.
* YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness: K. Rool very rarely tolerates a failure. Dogadon fails ''twice'' and, since his last meeting with the King of Kremlings, he's never seen again.

!! Mad Jack
->Debut: ''VideoGame/DonkeyKong64''

A creepy, sentient Jack-in-the-box toy that confronts Tiny Kong when she looks for the Boss Key guarded in Frantic Factory. He's a formidable opponent, having in hands a large repertoire of attacks, and is fought on a checkerboard-style grid of high pillars (fortunately for Tiny, falling down won't kill her).
* BossArenaIdiocy: Jack is so large that Tiny cannot harm him directly. Fortunately, the pillars have switches that unleash a large electric field that can harm the boss. But the switches only appear when Jack is resting from his melee attack, and Tiny must press the switch located in the pillar that has the same color as the pillar where Jack is resting (if Tiny hit the switch in the pillar of the other color, ''she'' will be harmed by the electric shockwave instead).
* EvilLaugh: He presents in front of Tiny with a malicious background laugh, heard while he taunts her.
* {{Fireballs}}: Unlike the other bosses, Mad Jack doesn't shoot these so frequently, only when he stops chasing Tiny to rest.
* FrickinLaserBeams: During the final part of the battle, he replaces the fireball attack with this one, and it's very powerful.
* GroundPound: This ''is'' Jack's primary attack. Tiny has to dodge it constantly to avoid being hurt, and has to do so by using the HeliCritter ability to avoid falling on the pit while hopping onto the next pillar.
* {{Invisibility}}: When Jack only has one HP left, he turns invisible. Tiny can still locate him by looking at his shadow, but she has to move faster because the invisibilty abruptly increases Jack's speed.

->Debut: ''VideoGame/DonkeyKong64''

A gigantic Puftup who lurks a body of water that is encased away from the mainland of Gloomy Galleon. Lanky is the unfortunate Kong who's given the task to challenge it. Since the battlefield is aquatic, Lanky confronts it while driving a motorboat.
* BattleInTheRain: The battle between Puftoss and Lanky is set during a stormy, rainy night.
* BossArenaIdiocy: Due to the size of the boss and the lack of ground, Lanky cannot harm it directly. The only reason why Lanky can still defeat it is because there are star-shaped emblems that activate metallic pillars which can in turn activate an electric trap capable of harming the big monster. However, each pillar must be activated within a time limit of a few seconds, and that limit decreases gradually as Lanky makes use of it during the battle.
* {{Fireballs}}: Initially, Puftoss shoots them straight at Lanky, and does so unceasingly except when it's preparing a different attack. After being hit twice by the electric impact, it starts shooting a bigger fiery blaze skyward so it splits and derives into a rain of smaller fireballs.
* HomingProjectile: After being hit thrice by the electric impact, Puftoss shoots a small number of fireballs, and then releases a homing Puftup that will chase Lanky relentlessly until it either hits him or runs out of time and explodes.
* KingMook: Of the Puftups. Unlike its smaller relatives, Puftoss can stay on the surface of the water.
* PassThroughTheRings: The star-shaped emblems in the battlefield have to be passed through to activate the pillars. And Lanky must hurry up because there's a time limit triggered when the first emblem is touched.
* ShockwaveStomp: After being hit once by the electric impact, Puftoss provokes a very large, blue-colored double wave of energy that spreads through most of the battlefield. It's a powerful attack, but contrary to popular belief it ''doesn't'' cause a OneHitKill.
* StationaryBoss: It's the only boss in the game of this type, probably because of its formidable size.
* UnderwaterBossBattle: Of the on-the-boat variety. Lanky has to move through the battlefield by driving a motorboat. This eliminates the problem of having to swim, but the battle is still difficult.

!!King Kut Out
->Debut: ''VideoGame/DonkeyKong64''

The penultimate boss in ''Donkey Kong 64'', King Kut Out is a giant, inanimate cardboard modeled after King K. Rool. It is assembled by a group of Kremlings to present a final, desperate resistance against the Kongs when they're looking for the penultimate Boss Key in Creepy Castle (the last one is guarded in the office of K. Rool himself). Although the chosen Kong to fight it is Lanky, all five playable characters can participate (one after another, depending on the potential casualties).
* BattleInTheRain: Justified, because all of Creepy Castle is explored during a stormy night.
* BossArenaIdiocy: As a sign of the Kremlings' signature stupidity, they think it's a good idea to attack the Kongs with cardboard in a battlefield secured by four cannons (each pointing to a cardinal direction). When Kut Out isn't attacking, the current Kong can hop into the cannon to launch onto the enemy to inflict damage. The idiocy is subverted during the final phase of the fight, though, when the Kremlings start shifting rapidly Kut Out's position, which puts the current Kong at the risk of launching away from the battlefield.[[note]]Indeed, if this happens to all five of them, it's GameOver.[[/note]]
* DidntNeedThoseAnyway: When Kut Out is impacted three times, it loses an arm, and when it receives the sixth hit it loses the other; but neither loss eases the boss's difficulty. It's only truly defeated when the head is cut.
* DoppelgangerAttack: During the second phase of the battle, two Kut Outs are seen (in opposite extremes). The brighter one is the real one.[[note]]If a Kong launches onto the clone, he or she will just fly past it and be lost for the rest of the battle; again, it's GameOver if it happens to all Kongs, so the player must keep an eye on where the real Kut Out is[[/note]]
* {{Fireballs}}: It's the only boss besides K. Rool that averts this trope. It's also justified, because it's a cardboard and thus fire would incinerate it.
* FlunkyBoss: Kut Out is assisted by Ghosts and Puftups during the battle. It's the only boss in the game of this type.
* FrickinLaserBeams: This is the primary attack of the boss, as it shoots them in two groups of four before ceasing. The Kongs can't attack the boss during these moments.
* LaughingMad: Kut Out (or the Kritter voicing it) laughs maniacally whenever it pops in one of the sides, regardless of whether or not it'll attack. And the sound of the laugh is deranged.
* MarathonBoss: It's the second most enduring boss in the game (only behind K. Rool), requiring nine hits to be defeated.
* RuleOfThree: It's fought in three phases, and in each of them the Kongs must hit it three times.


[[folder:The Snowmads]]
->Debut: ''VideoGame/DonkeyKongCountryTropicalFreeze''

The villains of ''VideoGame/DonkeyKongCountryTropicalFreeze'', these pillagers from frigid northern seas take over Donkey Kong Island and throw the Kongs out of their home. Their ranks are predominantly made up of arctic animals such as penguins and walruses. Their leader is a walrus named Lord Fredrik.

* AbnormalAmmo: Some of the penguins, called Archies, use fish as arrows. Chum Chucker Charlies throw a barrage of fish like Hammer Bros.
* AddedAlliterativeAppeal: One of the walrus enemies is named Chum Chucker Charlie.
* ArrowsOnFire: A red variant of the Archies fires flaming fish bones that can't be jumped on, not even with Cranky's cane.
* BadWithTheBone: Some Tucks carry fish bone spears.
* CoolHelmet: They sport viking helmets, both bare and horned. They even have different names depending on what kind of helmet they're wearing.
* CoolShip: They have classic viking ships of [[ various]] [[ sizes]].
* EverythingsBetterWithPenguins: These penguins are called Tucks, and make up the bulk of the Snowmads' forces.
* GiantFlyer: Some of the enemies are large, fat owls named Pufftons that are bigger than Donkey Kong.
* GrimUpNorth: They come from icier seas further north.
* HairRaisingHare: Known as Fluffs, they're usually seen hopping across the area. Some of them are even bigger than Donkey Kong.
* HornyVikings: Some of them wear the horned helmets vikings are commonly perceived to wear.
* IShallTauntYou: If you're hit by a Waldough at the front, they will stop and laugh.
* KillerRabbit: Literally! The Fluffs are anything but the cutest rabbits.
* KungFuProofMook: Snowmads with horned helmets can't be jumped on, Snowmads with spears can't be rolled into from the front, and then there are Snowmads with ''both''.
* MadBomber: Harold is a large, overweight rabbit enemy who attacks by throwing bombs.
* OhCrap: Some of the bosses have this reaction before they get beaten to a pulp. Others are too dazed to notice.
* OminousOwl: Called Hootz, they make up a portion of their forces as {{Airborne Mook}}s, and one is even a boss.
* OutsideGenreFoe: You don't really anticipate simians living on a warm tropical island having to deal with Vikings from the arctic.
* PunnyName: Many of the Snowmads' names are puns of some sort. "Snowmad" itself is a pun on "snow" and "nomad."
* RedOnesGoFaster: Speedy Tucks move faster than the regular ones, and wear red pants.
* SerialEscalation: The villains in ''Returns'' managed to take all of DK's banana hoard, the Snowmads in the sequel take EVERYTHING, Donkey Kong Island and five other surrounding islands in a matter of seconds. [[ According to the developers]], they wanted to pit the badass Kongs against other badass animals such as polar bears and walruses. This led to the idea of making the enemies Vikings from the North.
* ShieldMook: Some of the Snowmads, such as Walbricks, carry shields that protect them from the front.
* TheSpiny: You get harmed by jumping on the ones wearing horned helmets.
* TopHeavyGuy: The walruses, called Waldoughs, and their variants.
* VillainsOutShopping: In the level ''Twilight Terror'', they can be seen harvesting fish, and throughout the fifth world ''Juicy Jungle'', they gather fruit to turn it into juice, jello, and popsicles. The sheer amount of resources they take would probably break some laws in real life, though.
* WilyWalrus: The walruses, called Waldoughs, are some of the most powerful mooks.

!!Pompy, the Presumptuous

A sea lion who acts like a circus performer, he is the first boss fought in ''Tropical Freeze''.

* {{Acrofatic}}: He's quite agile for his size, as he's capable of making multiple leaps in succession and can pull off some impressive acrobatics.
* TheBrute: He's very large, and mostly a physical fighter.
* DeathFromAbove: One of his attacks involves trying to crush the Kongs as he leaps into the air.
* FlunkyBoss: He sometimes summons penguins to attack the Kongs.
* MonstrousSeal: Not only does this sea lion work for the Snowmads, he's surprisingly scary for only the first boss. Not only is he ''enormous'' - one of the biggest members of the Snowmads - but he's one of the only three bosses in the game to get [[RottenRockAndRoll heavy metal music]] - the other two are the penultimate and FinalBoss!
* TheSpiny: In addition to his helmet, he sometimes tosses sea urchins into the area, which injure the Kongs if they try to jump on them. Both can be bypassed with Cranky's cane.
* SmallNameBigEgo: He seems to be incredibly vain, as he does a ton of flips and tricks while he fights.
* SpinAttack: One of his attacks involves spinning across the arena sideways.
* TurnsRed: His skin even changes color each time he does this.

!!Skowl, the Startling

A large owl who fights with magic, he is the second boss fought in ''Tropical Freeze''.

* BlowYouAway: In the second part of his fight, one of his attacks involves creating a massive gale that propels the Kongs and his troops across the screen.
* TheEvilGenius: He mostly fights with magic.
* EvilSoundsDeep: His voice is much deeper than the other owls.
* FeatherFlechettes: His projectile attack.
* FlunkyBoss: He summons owls constantly throughout the fight.
* GiantFlyer: He's as large as the Pufftons, without looking fat at all.
* AnIcePerson: He can create spiky ice balls that roll across the stage. They can only be jumped on using Cranky's cane.
* KingMook: Of the Hootz.
* OminousOwl: Even his voice sounds ominous.
* ThrowTheMookAtThem: Some of the owls he summons wear an [[EggshellClothing eggshell helmet]], allowing the Kongs to jump on them without killing them and then throw them at Skowl.

!!Ba-Boom, the Boisterous

A ninja baboon, he is the third boss fought in ''Tropical Freeze''.

* DropTheHammer: He tries to hit you with a hammer while swinging around.
* MadBomber: One of his attacks involves throwing bombs, and he really goes ape with them in the last part of the fight.
* MesACrowd: He creates two doppelgangers to fight alongside him. As the fight goes on, the clones change from looking exactly like him except for headband colors into pale ice-like creations.
* NinjaPirateZombieRobot: He's a viking ninja baboon.
* OneOfTheseThingsIsNotLikeTheOthers: A tropical creature who's part of a northern horde. It's possible he joined the Snowmads after they invaded.
* PunnyName: He's a baboon whose bombs go "boom".
* TheSpiny: His helmet, obviously.
* TacticalSuicideBoss: He should really stop throwing those fruit bombs with long fuses if he doesn't want to be hit by them.
* WolfpackBoss: He, or they, split into three and you must fight several at once. The clones disappear upon being hit, and only Ba-Boom himself can be harmed.

!!Fugu, the Frightening

A pufferfish who can grow to a gargantuan size, he is the fourth boss fought in ''Tropical Freeze''.

* AttackItsWeakPoint: When inflated, the only part of his body that isn't covered in spikes is his rear.
* {{Black Viking|s}}: Or Japanese Viking in this case. Fugu is the Japanese word for pufferfish and the name of a Japanese dish made with a poisonous species that can kill people if not prepared correctly.
* FlunkyBoss: He can spit sea urchins and soft pufferfish. The pufferfish can be knocked into him, damaging him and causing him to shrink to his original, spike-less size.
* IShallTauntYou: If you get hit two times while he's really huge, he'll [[BreakingTheFourthWall look at the screen and laugh at you.]]
* MuggingTheMonster: Before the fight, upon seeing the apparently wimpy Fugu, the Kongs sneak up behind him to scare him. Needless to say, Fugu is not amused.
* PainfulPointyPufferfish: It '''is''' a pufferfish after all, and its spikes prevent the Kongs from touching it undamaged. Except for it's prongless rear...
* SizeShifter: At first glance, Fugu seems no bigger than any of the other pufferfish enemies in the game. However, he can inflate himself to the point where he can fill up a third of the battlefield.
* SpikesOfVillainy: Spikes protrude from his body when he's inflated.
* SpinAttack: Some of his attacks involve spinning, whether vertically or horizontally. His weak spot can be hit if he's spinning vertically.
* TurnsRed: His face starts getting redder with anger with each phase.
* UnderwaterBossBattle: His boss battle takes place entirely underwater.

!!Bashmaster, the Unbreakable

A polar bear who fights with a large hammer, he is the fifth boss in ''Tropical Freeze''.

* AwesomeMcCoolname: "Bashmaster" sure is a cool name.
* BearsAreBadNews: He's a polar bear with a hammer. Of course he's bad news.
* ButtMonkey: He loses his popsicle, keep falling into the purple river everytime the Kongs hit him, and has to get punched by the Kongs at the end.
* DropTheHammer: He fights with a hammer as big as him that can even be [[AnIcePerson imbued with ice]] to power up his attacks.
* AnIcePerson: He can imbue his hammer with ice to create icicle waves or turn ice cubes into a mass of spiky ice.
* InASingleBound: He can jump so high that he leaves the screen.
* LostFoodGrievance: When the Kongs crash landed on his ice floe, he dropped his popsicle into the juice the ice floe was floating on, where it's immediately devoured by [[PiranhaProblem piranhas]]. He doesn't take it well.
* NonStandardCharacterDesign: He has a very realistic design compared to the rest of the characters in ''Tropical Freeze''.
* OddNameOut: He's the only one of the five world bosses who doesn't have an alliterative name.
* SpinAttack: One of his attacks involves spinning his hammer and imbuing it with ice before hitting an ice cube, turning it into a spiky, spiraling mass that even Cranky can't jump on. When he does his sliding attack, he also sometimes spins, which leaves him dizzy and open to a boop on the head.
* TurnsRed: His fur gradually turns purple as the fight progresses. Justified, as the Kongs keep knocking him into the purple juice surrounding the battlefield, staining his fur purple.
* VillainsOutShopping: Prior to the boss fight, Bashmaster was just relaxing on an ice floe enjoying a popsicle.

!!Lord Fredrik, The Snowmad King

A walrus and the king of the Snowmads, he is the final boss in ''Tropical Freeze''.

* {{Acrofatic}}: Despite his girth, he can move [[LightningBruiser surprisingly quickly]], and can make some [[InASingleBound impressive jumps]].
* AdiposeRex: He's the king of the Snowmads, and as a walrus, is quite fat.
* AnIcePerson: His horn shoots ice dragons and balls of ice.
* AuthorityEqualsAsskicking: It's unknown if he inherited his title or earned it, but he's definitely the strongest of the Snowmads.
* BadassCape: Wears a cape made of fur.
* BigBad: He's the leader of the Snowmads.
* EvilOverlord: It's even in his title.
* EvilSoundsDeep: While he doesn't speak, his laughs, roars, and grunts are very low-pitched.
* FatBastard: He invaded the Kongs' island. As a walrus, he's naturally fat. [[{{Acrofatic}} This hardly stops him from putting up a fight]].
* IShallTauntYou: In the fight against him, he occasionally laughs while the Kongs are avoiding his obstacles. Also, when you toss a projectile at him and barely miss, he'll either pretend to look scared or ''dance like a ballerina''.
* IcyBlueEyes: Fitting, considering that he's AnIcePerson.
* InstantAwesomeJustAddDragons: Lord Fredrik summons a dragon made of ice to both blow away the Kong family, and also to cover the entire DK Island in snow and ice. [[spoiler:In the final battle, he can use his horn to summon smaller ice dragons to attack Donkey Kong as well.]]
* InstrumentOfMurder: His horn can create ice dragons to attack the Kongs. He also used it in the intro FMV to freeze Donkey Kong Island.
* JigglePhysics: His stomach jiggles and bounces everytime he moves.
* LightningBruiser: Despite his size, this guy can run FAST.
* ObviouslyEvil: Scary-looking from head to toe.
* NonindicativeName: Fredrik means 'Peaceful Ruler'. This is the guy who waged a hostile takeover of Donkey Kong Island.
* ShockAndAwe: Unlike the other Snowmads, his helmet is electrified, meaning even Cranky's pogo jump can't damage him there.
* ShoutOut: Many of Lord Fredrik's moves are similar to the way King K. Rool fights in his games.
* SizeShifter: He can use his horn to make himself giant.
* WeHaveReserves: When he leaps onto the battlefield from his throne room, any Snowmad minion he summons there instantly dies. He doesn't react to this, indicating a LackOfEmpathy.
* WilyWalrus: This walrus is the leader of the villainous Snowmads, and has an ObviouslyEvil appearance to match.

[[folder:Other Bad Guys]]
!! Wizpig
->Debut: ''VideoGame/DiddyKongRacing''

An evil, racing-obsessed pig wizard from Future Fun Land, he invades and conquers Timber's Island in ''VideoGame/DiddyKongRacing'', hypnotizing some of the inhabitants to act as his minions.

* {{Acrofatic}}: He's fast enough to keep pace with the player's go-kart ''on foot'' despite (or because of) his monstrous size. He can also flat-out ''outrun'' you if you miss the boost pads during the first race.
%%* AlienInvasion
%%* BadassCape
* BigBad: Invaded Timber's Island, Diddy has to confront and race his brainwashed friends to get a chance to race Wizpig and force him to leave.
* EvilLaugh: You hear his nasty laugh when you prepare to confront him in both of his races.
* EvilSorcerer: Capable of brainwashing the island inhabitants into the game's other bosses, and possesses a few magic tricks including making himself disappear.
* FinalBoss: After completing his amulets, you have to race him '''twice''' (the first time on the island, the second time in his home; the latter requires all the balloons in the game to access as well.)
%%* {{Flight}}
* HoistByHisOwnPetard: After being beaten the second time, his rocket randomly malfunctions, launches him into space, and explodes.
%%* HornedHumanoid
%%* {{Jerkass}}: Oh so very much.
* LargeHam: Bonus points for being an actual pig and hammy.
%%* LightningBruiser
* MassHypnosis: Uses it to control some of the residents of Timber's Island.
%%* MessyPig
* NinjaPirateRobotZombie: He's a giant, a pig, a wizard, and an alien.
* PitifulWorms: He's fond of addressing the racers this way.
* RetroRocket: Uses one in his second race.
%%* SmugSnake
* SoreLoser: When you beat him the first time, he throws a childish tantrum and vanishes in a huff, and then attacks the party because he "Just HAD to say goodbye!"
* SpaceFighter: Surprisingly never used as a racing vehicle.
* TrashTalk: Actually calls the group "little worms" both when he leaves and when they meet him again for the last race of the game.

!! The Cactus King
->Debut: ''VideoGame/DonkeyKongJungleBeat''

A huge cross between a gorilla and a cactus, the evil Cactus King ruled the distant Fruit Kingdoms with an iron fist by controlling the minds of the four Kong kings and other powerful creatures. He was overthrown when Donkey Kong came to the kingdoms' aid.

* BigBad: Of ''VideoGame/DonkeyKongJungleBeat''.
* LargeAndInCharge
* PlantPerson

!! Tiki Tak Tribe
->Debut: ''VideoGame/DonkeyKongCountryReturns''

The villains of ''VideoGame/DonkeyKongCountryReturns'', replacing King K. Rool and the Kremling Krew. Led by the giant [[spoiler:Tiki Tong]] and his instrument-shaped lieutenants, they hypnotize the animals of Donkey Kong Island into stealing DK's treasured Banana Hoard, which they use to bolster their forces (the bananas can bring inanimate Tiki masks to life... for some reason).

* ActionBomb: Tiki Pops.
* AirborneMook: Tiki Buzzes, Tiki Torks, Flaming Tiki Buzzes, and Tiki Zings (big and small).
%%* AnimateInanimateObject
* AttackItsWeakPoint: The red spots on [[spoiler:Tiki Tong's]] hands and head.
* BackgroundBoss: [[spoiler:Tiki Tong]], initially.
* BecomeYourWeapon: [[spoiler:For the final battle, the instrument Tikis actually become Tiki Tong's hands.]]
* BigBad: [[spoiler:Tiki Tong]].
* CoDragons: The Instrument Tikis.
* DemonicPossession: The lieutenants possess monsters or random characters, which act as bosses.
* EliteMook: Tiki Tanks.
* TheFaceless: [[spoiler:Tiki Tong, whose silhouette face is replaced by a question mark if you lose a life in the Volcano before you meet him.]]
* FlunkyBoss: [[spoiler:Tiki Tong can summon Flaming Tiki Buzzes]].
* GiantHandsOfDoom: [[spoiler:Tiki Tong transforms his main followers into a pair]].
* GiantMook: Tiki Doom, Tiki Torks, Giant Tiki Zings, and Giant Screaming Pillars.
* {{Leitmotif}}: The instrument Tikis. They use their leitmotif to hypnotize the animals.
* TheGoomba: Tiki Goons.
* InterfaceSpoiler: Losing a life will briefly show the silhouette of the Tiki who controls the boss of the world you died in, even if you haven't met them yet. {{Subverted}} with the final boss, however: the silhouette for the final world [[TheFaceless starts off as a giant question mark]] until you've fought [[spoiler: Tiki Tong]] at least once, after which it becomes a proper image.
* ManOnFire: Tiki Torches, Tiki Bombers and Flaming Tiki Buzzes.
* MindControlMusic: The main servants of [[spoiler:Tiki Tong]] play themselves as instruments to hypnotize the animals, complete with HypnoticEyes.
* NoNameGiven: The Tiki bosses.
* NoOntologicalInertia: After [[spoiler:Tiki Tong]] is defeated, his followers are destroyed, and the hypnotized animals are restored to normal.
* OhCrap: The expression given by the lead Tikis before being made a TwinkleInTheSky by DK.
%%* OutsideContextProblem
%%* PowerFloats
* RedEyesTakeWarning: Screaming Pillars [[spoiler:and Tiki Tong]].
* SealedEvilInACan: They were apparently "hibernating" in the volcano on DK Island, and were awakened by it erupting.
* SchmuckBait: Subverted in the first battle sequence with [[spoiler: Tiki Tong]], as he'll occasionally supply you with hearts during battle sitting on the palms of his hands. If you touch his hand trying to get the hearts, he'll grab, squeeze, and toss you, making that heart entirely worthless.
* ShockwaveStomp: Performed by [[spoiler:Tiki Tong]] in the second sequence of his battle.
* TheSpiny: Tiki Zings and their giant counterparts.
* TechnicolorFire: Tiki Bombers are covered in blue flames, and can launch fireballs of the same color.
* TerribleTrio: The Maracas.
* TooDumbToLive: The 1st Tiki that Donkey Kong encounters tries repeatedly to hypnotise him, even though it's pretty clear that he's immune to the Tiki's mind-controlling music.
* TurnsRed: [[spoiler:Tiki Tong]].

[[folder:{{Canon Foreigner}}s]]
!!Bluster Kong
->''"I'm just one sneaky, peeping, two-bit step away from becoming an even richer richest ape on Kongo Bongo Island - and that's rich."''

The boss of DK Island's barrel factory (owned by his mother), and Donkey Kong's rival for Candy's affections. Appeared in the ''WesternAnimation/DonkeyKongCountry'' cartoon.

* AccidentalHero: One episode has him get the drop on K. Rool only because he was hiding the mine kart K. Rool would use to escape. He also only rescued the Crystal Coconut because Klump threw it at him.
* ButtMonkey: Bad stuff happens to him a lot.
* CombatPragmatist: One time, [[ he threatened K. Rool with one of the Kremlings' own guns]].
* EvenBadMenLoveTheirMamas: He's quite the MommasBoy.
* LargeHam: This guy chews the scenery a lot.
%%* MilesGloriosus
* MommasBoy: He loves his mother.
* MistakenForDying: Happens with him in the episode "From Zero to Hero".
* OddNameOut: Out of the Kongs' ThemeNaming.
* SmallNameBigEgo: Bluster sure is arrogant.
* TokenEvilTeammate: Though not outright evil, he was the resident {{Jerkass}} of the group and even stole the Crystal Coconut in one episode.
* TookALevelInBadass: In one episode, he manages to accidentally create a super-hip and impressive alter-ego for himself in the form of Leo Luster.

!!Kaptain Skurvy
->''"I've come to claim me birthright, the Crystal Coconut, in the name of me great-great-great grandpappy!"''

A pirate captain featured in the ''WesternAnimation/DonkeyKongCountry'' cartoon. He believed that he was the rightful owner of the Crystal Coconut and would sometimes come to DK Island to take it, accompanied by his two mates, Green Kroc and Kutlass. Skurvy is actually Klump's twin brother, as revealed in the [[ChristmasEpisode Festival of Lights Episode]].

* AffablyEvil: He's rather friendly when in a good mood.
* BelatedBackstory: Skurvy in "The Kongo-Bongo Festival of Lights".
* EvilVsEvil: He often comes into conflict with King K. Rool.
* GreaterNeedThanMine: He realised that [[spoiler:Klump would never survive being TheExile and so he chose to take the blame, as he knew he could handle being outcast from the clan.]]
* HeroicSacrifice: He allowed himself to [[spoiler:be villified and driven away from the clan so that his brother, who was really to blame, would be allowed to stay.]]
* HiddenHeartOfGold: He was willing to [[spoiler:give up everything he had in order to protect his brother.]]
* KnightOfCerebus: Since he appeared less often than K. Rool, he and his plans tended to be more threatening. He successfully captured both Donkey Kong and Diddy Kong, and the Crystal Coconut, all in his debut appearance.
* LongLostSibling: [[spoiler:Skurvy separated from Klump during their childhood when Klump accidentally burnt down their home in the swamp with fireworks and Skurvy took the blame for it.]]
* {{Pirate}}s: He and his crew are Kremling pirates.
* VillainSong: "A Pirate's Scorn" and "Bootie Boogey", technically also "Look Into The Mirror/You're a Pirate", which he sings to convince an amnesiac DK that he's part of Skurvy's crew.
* ZeroApprovalGambit: Acted as if he [[spoiler:deliberately burnt down the clan's home so nobody would suspect that Klump was responsible.]]

!!Eddie The Mean Old Yeti
-> ''"Me Eddie, the Mean Old Yeti!"''

A white-furred Kong living up in the snowcapped White Mountains of the ''WesternAnimation/DonkeyKongCountry'' cartoon. Armed with a big club and the distinction of being even ''dumber'' than DK, Eddie is a wild force in Kongo-Bongo Island.

* BigfootSasquatchAndYeti: Take a guess which one he is.
* TheDreaded: When he's a bad mood, most of the cast is terrified of him. Even K. Rool.
* DumbMuscle: You did read the part that he's dumber than even ''DK'', right? However, his strength is also even greater than DK's.
* GoMadFromTheIsolation: It doesn't seem like he was very smart or stable to begin with, but it's heavily implied that living alone in the White Mountains has driven him crazy, which is why he acts so strange.
* HulkSpeak: ''"Me Eddie, the Mean Old Yeti!"''
* NiceHat: He wears a cute little woolly bobble-hat.
* OutsideContextProblem: We know absolutely ''nothing'' about him. We don't know if he's TheExile, or just a crazy hermit, or if he represents some lost branch of the Kong clan.
* PaletteSwap: He looks exactly like DK, only with white fur and with a bobble-hat instead of a necktie. Ironically, DK would get a PaletteSwap that resembles Eddie in ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBros''.

!!Polly Roger
->''"Yo-ho-ho, and a...uh...ah, forget it."''

A sarcastic, talking parrot from the ''WesternAnimation/DonkeyKongCountry'' cartoon. He sometimes helps K. Rool or Scurvy with their plots to take the Crystal Coconut, but seems content to sit on the sidelines and dispense snarky comments.


* ChronicBackstabbingDisorder: According to K. Rool, he'd "sell his own mother for a single cracker."
* DeadpanSnarker: He'd be a KnightOfCerebus if it weren't for his tendency to make snarky comments about everything.
* EvilIsPetty: Yes Polly, being insulted and straight-up called out by K. Rool ''totally'' justifies not saying anything when Klump misinterprets his sickened grunts as wanting the island blown up.
* HeelFaceRevolvingDoor: In Raiders of the Lost Banana, he claims he's turning good...only to turn back at the end of the episode.
-->'''Donkey Kong:''' Some loyalty.
-->'''Polly''': You want loyalty? Get a cockerspaniel!
* ILied: Once again, the Raiders of the Lost Banana example.
--> '''Diddy Kong:''' Hey! I thought you were on our side!
--> '''Polly:''' I changed my mind!
* {{Jerkass}}: King K. Rool and Kaptain Skurvy had either redeeming qualities or good manners beneath their evil, while most of their respective minions either had UndyingLoyalty or were FriendlyEnemies. This guy's just rude.
* PirateParrot: Ironically, he speaks more like a pirate when he leaves Skurvy for unknown reasons.
* PollyWantsAMicrophone: While working for Skurvy, Polly mostly repeated things people said. He speaks more coherently after he leaves Skurvy.
* TrademarkFavoriteFood: Polly wants a cracker, matey.
* TheUnreveal: He used to work for Kaptain Skurvy, but he switches sides with K. Rool. The show never explains why, or what happened between him and Skurvy.